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Trunk of dwarf tree... Seems wet?!

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Trunk of dwarf tree... Seems wet?!

Hi guys,

Please see the attached picture. I'm not sure if this is new or not, but the trunk of my lilac dwarf tree seems pretty wet and bark is cracking? I've only had it for about a month... Was repotted into a bigger cedar planter with potting soil immediately.

Is there some kind of problem? I'm a total noob on this stuff
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Deal Addict
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You've buried the trunk with soil and mulch. you need to remove it
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smitty9999 wrote: You've buried the trunk with soil and mulch. you need to remove it
I actually planted it how I plant trees... Always having the top of the soil from the plant container slightly above my new soil... All the mulch and stuff was from the nursery planter... Anyways it's dry now... I dunno. I did not add any mulch or anything

Are you suggesting I start digging away soil around the trunk until I get to some point?
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That tree will quite possibly die left mulched like that. You need to expose the root flare. Most landscapers can't plant trees worth a damn.

The trunk is not supposed to be in contact with soil or mulch. It's not like the roots, different tissue.
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Aug 29, 2019
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grumble wrote: That tree will quite possibly die left mulched like that. You need to expose the root flare. Most landscapers can't plant trees worth a damn.

The trunk is not supposed to be in contact with soil or mulch. It's not like the roots, different tissue.
It's going to die from being in that tiny pot before it dies from being planted too deeply.

There is nowhere for those roots to go except around and strangle it's own trunk.
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Mar 27, 2017
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I forgot to remove the paper cover from my tree's stem last year and I got the same thing after one winter. I removed it and hoping that it will survive.
Somehow it looks like same problem. The tree needs to breath.


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