Hi, I'm new to the forum, but I've been keeping an eye on everyone's valuable advise on so many topics.
I, sadly, in my rush to add new trees to my brand-new property, did not properly care for my new American Redbuds after planting them in April. I had heard that newly planted trees needed to be watered everyday through the growing season so that they will establish (where did I pick that up?). So to make a long story short, one of my trees is now overwatered and has curled up, yellowed, and dry leaves.
Poor thing. I am fairly certain that I did not plant it too deeply, but I do know that beyond a foot and a half radius around the tree where I amended the soil for the tree, the soil is hardpan clay (I do live in North Carolina). Thus, I am also certain that the water drowned out the tree... now that I've done some research.
I read the thread about someone's mandarin orange trees being overwatered and the recommended idea was to dig it up, check for root rot, and then replant it, making sure the ground/area was dry.
Does anyone think that this will work for my redbud tree? It may not be dead yet, and I desperately want to save it!
Thanks for any advice you can give!