root of peach tree

Plant_December 24, 2012

Hello

I planted in 10 november a peachtree. 2 weeks later was the wind blowing so hard that my peachtree felt on the ground :(
(Height= 100inches)

Then I tied the tree with 2 tree poles. I think that the tree is good stuck in the ground but the trunk moves a little bit when it's windy.

The rootstock moves a little bit, but not too much.

Will/did the tree survive(d) it?

Thanks :)

This post was edited by Plant_ on Mon, Dec 24, 12 at 14:12

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Your tree should survive. Try to tie it off so it isn't moving until it can root down next year. Also water it good right now so that the roots/rootball are in good contact with the soil.

Also that's awfully tall for a newly planted tree and probably the reason it blew over. It probably needs heavy pruning but it's hard to say how much without a picture. I'd probably have pruned it back to no more than 4-5ft at planting.

Also did you spread the roots when you planted? If not you might what to do that now. If you just pulled it out of a pot and planted without spreading or cutting circling roots, it may not do well.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 2:55PM
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Plant_

Thanks.

The tree didn't came from a pot. I just took the tree from a tree nursery. Then I planted it.

When I find my camera, I will post a picture so you can see what needs to be pruned to give the tree a good start in spring.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 3:07PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Plant:

Are you saying you cut a limb off another tree and planted it without roots? If so you are wasting your time, it won't grow.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 4:20PM
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Plant_

No.

I bought the tree with root and planted it immediately. That's all.
So the peachtree didn't came from a container.

Thanks.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 5:00PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Good, your tree should do well!

    Bookmark   December 24, 2012 at 5:32PM
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