4 Reasons Your Tree isn’t Surviving

You’ve planted one or more trees around your property in a bid to improve the look and health of your garden, increase property price and maybe even attract some interesting and colourful wildlife. When you take landscaping into your own hands, it’s easy to get things wrong. Common mistakes often lead to trees that just won’t seem to grow.

Here are some reasons that might explain where you went wrong.

1. You Planted the Wrong Trees

Not every tree is right for your property or the area in which you live. Some are better suited to particular areas, so conduct thorough research before planting to be sure that you’re planting suitable trees in your garden. When trees are incompatible, it can do more harm than good.

Consult with professional arborists before you do any damage. They’ll be able to consider your available space, the tree size and the climate in your region. With this information, you’ll have more chance of planting the trees that thrive near you.

2. You Planted at the Wrong Site

If you’ve planted a tree in an incompatible location, the environment may be too hostile to encourage growth. If the land has too much moisture, not enough moisture, or the soil has the wrong levels of sand or clay, the tree will suffer.

Be sure that the soil is matched to the type of tree you wish to plant. A professional can conduct a soil test to determine its pH level and other requirements for the tree’s growth.

3. Planting in a Hole that’s too Small

Digging a hole and planting a tree might sound simple, but it’s a lot more complex than that. Tree roots need optimum space in which to grow and are much less stable without the ability to build a strong root system in the soil.

As an estimate, plant the tree in a hole that’s at least twice as large as the root ball. This gives the roots enough space as they branch out.

4. You Are Not Monitoring Your Trees

Trees require constant monitoring to grow to their full potential. This is something that a lot of people fail to do, because they don’t have the time or they simply forget. Monitor the tree’s progress to identify any issues – and any potential issues – and address them properly before they become bigger problems.

You should regularly check the condition of the soil, the stability of the tree, and keep an eye out for any infections or pests.

If you’re concerned about the growth of a planted tree, or you want more information before going ahead with the birth of a new tree, contact Daryl’s Tree Care in Melbourne. We offer expert advice and tree care services to ensure your garden can bloom, and be as healthy as can be.

Get in touch with the team today.

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