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    Four years ago I planted six Japanese red maple trees. Five of them are growing very well while one barely moved. Its “alive” but thats about it while the other trees have grown beautifully.

    At this point I am thinking of 1) removing this tree out of ground, 2) digging that hole deeper and removing any and all rocks or other things that may be there, 3) adding fertilizer into the new and deeper hole and 4) buying and starting with a fresh new Japanese Red Maple tree.

    Is this a good approach? I’ve tried fertilizer and other stuff and this tree is doing nothing more than existing. Thanks!



    Something is definitely stunting that tree’s growth. Re-planting the way you described may help. The other thing to consider is if drainage is an issue. Is that particular whole holding water and not draining out? This could cause the roots to “drown” and keep the plant from growing.

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