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Wed Nov 19 13:33:05 EST 1997
R.R. <fx at epix.net> wrote in article <34727E4F.1388 at epix.net>...
> I planted 298 Douglas Fir trees.Everyone except one have their needles
> and are showing signs of growth.The one in question lost all of its
> needles.Is it dead or just transplant shock.The tip broke off about
> three inches down.These are 3 year seedings.I'm in N.E.Pennsylvania.
Be thankful that that many lived. Here is WA where the tree is native,
mortality is almost always much higher. I find 10-20 percent is not
Why the tree died.
It's not a perfect world.
Not planted correctly.
Roots dried out prior to planting
Planted wrong time of year(after bud break)
Bad nursery stock
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