Pine Problems

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by tspuckler, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. tspuckler

    tspuckler Active Member

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    White Pine cultivar planted in 2011 that died this year. I noticed a swelling at the base. Where planted, it was not exposed to "weed whackers." Any ideas on what could have caused its demise?
     

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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Root girdling, my thought.

    Mulch volcano?
    Tree planted too deep? In a hole too small?
     
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ditto to root girdling. Problems start from planting potbound trees with roots going round and round in circles at the bottom of the pot.
     

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