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Pinus peuce 'Arnold's Dwarf' dead (4 Replies)

Posted July 25, 2017 at 9:24 am

One of these trees died a miserable death and I am wondering if the root system is the cause or at least part of it? I enclose pictures too.
If I buy another tree with roots like these can I do anything about it before planting it?

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Posted July 25, 2017 at 11:21 am

Louise your photos are not displaying. I’m not sure why. Do you want to email them to me and I’ll post them? webeditor@conifersociety.org. Sorry about your pine!

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Posted July 25, 2017 at 1:53 pm

Here you go Louise. Sara figured it out, I’m just posting these for her.


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Posted July 25, 2017 at 2:01 pm

Oh man . . . horrible roots that never grew out of the plug stage. Those plants were likely dead on arrival. With understock like that, the grafts never had a chance. The odds of a plant surviving long term with roots like that are extremely slim.

I recommend showing these pictures to the grower. You deserve replacement or full refund.

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Posted August 13, 2017 at 8:16 am

It’s a little difficult to tell from photos, but it looks like the poor thing may have also had damage from root weevil or grub feeding. Definitely contact the grower!

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