My beech just started to produce leafs, a moment I’ve been waiting for a long time, and even though it is marvelous after just one week some of the leafs are getting this strange color on the sides and I’m not sure what’s going on. Can you help me identify this problem and what can I do to solve it?
Looks like scorched leaves, which means that water supply isn’t keeping up with heat. There could be a few causes. It could be due to the roots, you may need to shade the tree if it’s getting very hot sun and the roots can’t keep up supply (and there may be many reasons for that) or if the position is exposed to wind that may cause excessive transpiration too. It could even be fertilization burn, essentially too many salts in the growing medium which affects osmotic exchange, if you’ve been feeding very hard.
Tell us more about the trees recent history and we might be able to work out the cause
Thanks. All you are mentioning could be possible. I have them on a terrace with lots of sun and sometimes hard wind. These trees are 4 year old and they don’t have much roots on them, I repotted them last year and last year they didn’t produce much growth, this year seem much healthier.
So, what do you think would be the best solution? Should I shade them a bit? Keep them up from the wind? As they are in a big pot I don’t water them as much as other trees I have, the akadama has always humidity.
Thanks a lot!
Also I’m fertilizing “hard” so maybe I could stop with that as well if it helps.
Sounds like you need to change at least some of these factors to reduce the water stress, but not necessarily all of them, the effect is probably a compound of the factors you have mentioned.
I’ll put it in the shade and see if it helps. If I don’t see much progress I’ll try to place in a place without that much wind.