White Pine Trees
i plant a number of 36 inch white pine trees this spring, i am in a sand ,gravel soil area. there are a few of them starting to turn a yellowish green color is this some thing they do for fall. i have water them when it was dry between rains. any ideas?
Wright County Minnesota white pine
Even though these trees are still considered saplings, transplantation can be stressful and some shock-types symptoms are to be expected. On the other hand, a sand- gravel soil drains water really quickly, and the most important thing you can do for newly transplanted trees is to give them lots of water. Here is a link that explains how much water new trees should receive:
These trees should be mulched as well. A 6" layer of mulch will help keep the moisture levels even. Make sure that you leave about 4" of space where the trunk meets the ground - no "volcanoes" of mulch!
Provide water to these young trees up until the ground starts to freeze. If we have a light snow cover this year, the mulch will be doubly important.
I hope this is helpful. Please contact AaE again if you have further questions.