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How do I save my plum tree?

2 months ago

I got two fruiting plum trees from a nursery that sells larger trees. I planted them as recommended and they have been on drip irrigation. One is thriving and the other started wilting and yellowing. It has been a wet year here in the PNW and getting the tree to dry out has been impossible because it seems to be over watered. The nursery said to water daily rain or shine. The clay in the burlap is damp still despite not watering for nearly 3 weeks. The tree continues to deteriorate and 2/3 of the leaves are extremely wilted now and 1/3 look great. Should I pull it out of the ground and remove some of the clay? Is there anything I can do to save the tree? Are the branches with the wilting leaves dead and need to be removed?

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