I moved a small cherry tree a couple of days ago. Will it definitely die?
Kent, United Kingdom
I planted the tree about 5 years ago but each year the new leaves succumbed to the snails that infest our garden. Then this year it leafed quite profusely and had achieved a height of about 8 feet. However, there had been other positive developments as a result of which the cherry was definitely in the wrong place. Deciding that form and structure were more important than individual items, I moved it immediately rather than waiting for the autumn, and of course the leaves have begun to droop. Is it a foregone conclusion that it will now die?
- 23 Apr, 2009