A: We suggest you select smaller ones that appear to be healthy to give them the best chance to survive. Be sure to get as much of the root ball as possible. Tip: Use permanent marker to mark the north side of the tree and replant facing the same direction to prevent sun scald. Best time to transplant will be in the late fall and very early spring. No need to amend the soil
A: Sounds like Anthracnose disease. Keep the canopy clean of leaves and twigs as they fall to prevent the spread of fungal spores. In the winter when the buds start to swell, apply a systemic fungicide but, once the disease starts, it is hard to eradicate and could overtime kill the trees.
Q: Our white oak trees are loosing some of its bark. The same thing happened 3 years ago. Are they diseased?
A: This is the natural process for white oak trees as they gain girth after recovering from drought. Seeing this in other areas of North and South Carolina.
A: Yes. You'll need to grind down the outercoat of the seeds and then soak them in water for at least 12 hours. Take a small plastic cup and and plant 1 seed per cup. Bury cup in the ground and next spring you should have a sprout. Take the sprout and transfer to 1 gallon pot. Give the new plant sun, water and space to grow.
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