Dear Bob Morris:
As a 2 year follow-up on the transplanting of this Joshua tree I'm happy to report success! This precious desert succulent has resumed growth and even flowered (photo). I believe the amended soil of mulch, bone meal and sulfur along with sprays of water several times a week did the trick.
Because the root ball had so few extended roots remaining after the transplant, I placed drippers at it's baseline. Now I plan to move the drippers out to encourage a more extensive root system and stabilized tree.
Thanks for your advice in saving one of the longest living plants on Mother Earth. Long live the Joshua!
Bob Cardillo, MG
I am glad this worked out for you but I would rather believe it was all of your hard work that pulled it off. Congratulations! I will post this on the blog so that it is updated and people can learn from you.
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