Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem? (PPFS-OR-W-19)
When trees and shrubs are moved from one growing site to another (e.g. from nursery to landscape), they endure stress. If care is taken to minimize stress through proper transplanting techniques and maintenance, plants are likely to recover rapidly and become well-established in their new sites. Unfortunately, all too often trees and shrubs suffer “transplant shock” from improper transplanting or maintenance, and recovery is hindered.
This publication addresses the symptoms and causes of transplant shock, and it offers suggestions for reversing transplant shock. Information on proper transplanting techniques is also included.
Transplant Shock: Disease or Cultural Problem (PPFS-OR-W-19) is available online.
For additional publications on tree and other plant diseases, visit the UK Plant Pathology Extension Publications webpage.
By Nicole Ward Gauthier, Extension Plant Pathologist