The following was received via email from Manchester, England: Hi there, I live in Manchester, England and I'm looking for some expert advice. I recently saved a 13 foot Monkey Puzzle Tree from the chop. It was located within the grounds of a local Old Folks home which has now been demolished. The tree was dug up with a mechanical digger and within 90 minutes it was transported half a mile to my house and planted in a pre prepared hole. The tree was planted in good rich soil to which I have since worked in a large mixture of Horse and Chicken Manure. The tree has now been in it's new location in my garden since 18 June 2003. The leaves have gone a darker green in colour and several of the tips have gone brown, most noticeably at the lower end of the trunk. However, most of the brown tips on the branches occurred several weeks ago and don't seem have have got any worse. The branches remain erect although one of the lowest branches has gone totally brown, which I note from other such trees in my area, is quite common. On the advice of a local garden centre I have watered (hosed) the branches virtually every day and have watered the tree to the point where the soil is very moist, although drainage is good. My advice was that I cannot over water it. 1. Is this advice correct, do I need to stop watering the roots the tree for a while and will watering the branches help or should I stop this as well? 2. Is there anything that I haven't done that I should at this stage? 3. The tree is now in a semi shaded position whereas before it was in full sun. Will this have a bearing on it's survival chances? 4 If the tree is going to die, would it have shown more significant symptoms than that outlined already? 5. Do you have any advice for the forthcoming Northern English Winter. Thanks in advance for any help you might give me.