Poor little maple

jenmat(7)July 11, 2009

They are redoing the storm sewers in my neighborhhod. At first they told me my baby maple would be safe (so I didn't move it). Then it was under the giant backdirt pile. Sniffle...

They got me a new maple which is much bigger. There is something wrong with it. It is just the sort of plant they tell you not to choose. Now they have put it in my garden and I feel a maternal responsibility towards it. Most of the leaves are like this. How can I help it.

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That's how plants look when transplanted in the summer.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2009 at 8:00PM
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botann(z8 SEof Seattle)

It could also be damage in transport. Too much wind in the back of the truck. The damage is temporary and only cosmetic. It should be just fine.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2009 at 12:00PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Agree with Botann. The damage looks temporary.


    Bookmark   July 22, 2009 at 2:02PM
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Thanks guys. It has cheered up considerably. I have been babying it. I'm glad it doesn't have some pest I would have been unwilling to kill anyway.

Late July would not have been my choice for tree planting. My yard is just a pawn of the county.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2009 at 3:55PM
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