Oak tree root bound

Asked June 30, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

We had an oak tree (not sure which kind) planted about 8 years ago. It appears healthy but it isn't growing in size as we think it should. A landscaper said it could be root bound because when planted the roots weren't disturbed going from the container into the soil. If this is so, what can be done? Also, the tips of the tree don't have leaves but there are many leaves elsewhere. My husband has deep root watered and applied fertilizer a couple of times.

Harris County Texas trees and shrubs horticulture

1 Response

Your live oak is stressed but am unable to confirm why. The drought over the last few years has taken its toll on alot of trees in the area.

I would recommend contacting an arborist to diagnose your tree. I'm attaching a link to the International Society of Arboriculture. They have a search function to find an arborist in your area.

http://www.isa-arbor.com/faca/findArborist.aspx

Thanks for the question