I recently did a bit of work on a mountain hemlock of mine and I apparently went a little overboard with the pruning, wiring, bending and shaping. The tree is now showing pretty significant signs of stress and has been losing needles at a frightening rate. Probably 30% of it’s needles have dropped and the remaining 70% are slightly yellowed.
I have moved the tree to a location which only receives a tiny amount of morning sun, but beyond continuing to water it I am not sure what else I can do as triage. The root system is not terribly developed so I imagine at least one of the trees challenges is it’s inability to move sufficient water, on the other hand it’s foliar mass is also quite limited so it shouldn’t need to move that much water to begin with.
Are there any other steps I can take to help the tree along?