Bare-Root October Glory Problems

MrOctoberGloryOctober 8, 2013

The first week of November last year I ordered and received some bare root trees (October Glory) from tnnursery.net. I planted them 2 days after receiving them (and kept the roots damp in the meantime) and watered deeply occasionally in the fall/winter/spring.

This spring all the trees didn't really do much, though in late spring they all started growing shoots from near the base of the trunk (see pictures). The main trunk and higher branches on all the trees seem dead (brittle). I did perform scratch tests near the roots and ~3 feet up and they were greenish in early spring.

Questions:
1. Anything I can do to save the trees? Is it worth it?

2. What would have caused the main trunk to die and shoots to grow from around the base?

3. Should I attempt bare-root again? This seems most cost-effective, though I need to figure out what happened the first time. I could also get some 7 gallon trees from a local nursery, though more expensive ($45/tree).

Thanks!
MrOctoberGlory

Here is a link that might be useful:

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
MrOctoberGlory

Here's another picture of the tree

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 4:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

The top is dead. The root stock is alive.

Suggest you call the larger local garden centers in your area to ask if they will have October Glory available early next year.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 5:10PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

You can train one of those sprouts back to a tree, but it will be a generic Red Maple, and may or may not have fall color color like October Glory...it could end up red, orange, or yellow.

I'd suggest a new tree, though.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2013 at 11:09PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry or White Fringe Tree?
They're both adorable! Looking at both of these to...
ilovemytrees
Please help me identify this tree???
I have searched everywhere and can NOT find the name...
Terry Whitehead
ID for silver tree
Need ID on medium upright growth tree; small silver...
roselady35
Number 4 thread of Most successful try @ LIve oak in Pa
Okay, this is the newest thread about the Live Oak...
poaky1
Getting below freezing temps tonight, will it hurt my peach tree in bl
I'm in Dalles GA. temps will drop into the high 20's...
abykatz22
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™