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Tree Help?

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Joined: 2009-08-17

I recently planted a tree in my yard. I have no idea what kind it is, it grew from a seed in a random container I had on my patio a few years ago, having no idea what it was at the time, I watered it and took care of it. It had gotten to big to stay in that container so I put it in a nice spot in the yard. The next day I noticed it wasn't doing so good. :( It's been about a week now, some of the leaves are turning brown and white. Anyone have any idea what the problem is?

Also, can anyone identify the type of tree? It's deciduous and we're in central Arizona, though I've never seen one like it.

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Joined: 2009-08-06
Hi Ruby

Wish I could help however, I am at the other end of the country. Never saw leaves do that here in PA. Have you tried taking a few leaves to your county Extensions Office?
They could probably help you with both problems..

Joined: 2010-08-11
Looks ,

like it is leaf burn ...either from windy or hot conditions (or both together)after you planted it . If the stems have no damage it'll probably recover .What is it ? no idea !!! :)

Joined: 2009-08-17
Thank you

That is possible, it has been quite windy here in my neck of the woods lately. The new leaves growing out look good, and the stems seem healthy as well. Unfortunately, I've got leaf cutter bees now. [sighs] But I've got her covered and the tree isn't doing any worse. :)

Joined: 2009-08-07
Same conditions as in the pot

Is it getting the same light conditions as it did when it was in the pot or is it getting more direct sun? If it is getting more direct sun for longer periods it may need to be watered more or kept slightly moist until its roots start to grow down into the soil and becomes established to its new environment. This does sometimes happen with new transplants and you have to keep those roots moist the first year while it is getting acclimated to its new home.

Joined: 2009-08-07

It looks a bit like a field maple. As to the damage it could be getting sunstroke. Or wind burn. I take it you haven't been spraying nearby. As to keeping the roots damp I plant my trees in a cardboard ring, this keeps surrounding roots at bay till the tree has established plus it enables you to give extra water and feed without feeding the whole garden.
In a moment of madness I decided to enlarge my lawn this meant moving 8 well established shrubs. I gave each a good soaking before the move and in to a bottomless box and watered evry day for a week then let them on their own. They all took.
Worth a try.

Joined: 2009-08-07
Possibly a Bur Oak,

it's the only thing with leaves that shape that I can imagine living in Arizona!

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