Friday, 9 March 2012
Oak buds are out!!
I was out on the lawn today with the cat doing my daily check of all the trees when I noticed that the Oak was extending its buds.
Really suffering with water stress on the maples after they were repotted. The new growth has been explosive and the poor trimmed roots just cant get enough water up. The terminal buds are aborting on a lot of branches - which leads to very ugly nodes later on. I took them outside and hosed them down to cool them off and give extra moisture. Almost like treating a recently collected tree. Shade and loads of water on the foliage.