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I planted an apple tree three days ago and the leaves don’t look healthy. I don’t know how to read the tree and I am looking for guidance.
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Hi Cammie,

Welcome to Permies!  Great to have you here!

No expert here, and I have killed my fair share of young apple trees.  Just sayin.

It is not unusual for a new transplant to wilt ~ the whole process is fairly traumatic for the tree, and can take some time to recover. In the meantime, make sure it is getting at least an inch of water per week, and you may want to put 2 - 3” of mulch around it.

Good luck, and keep us updated!
 
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Thank you! I will!
 
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what kind of soil is it planted in? bareroot or planted with soil?
 
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You don't say where you are, or your USDA zone.  It could help!  For example, I see black ground covering, and if you live where it's very hot, that might be raising the temperature a bit.  But I agree, new transplants can wilt due to the stress of the changes.
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