Transplanted Avocado Tree Is Dying?

About a month ago I moved my young, 4 year old, avocado tree because there wasn't enough space for it to grow. It was thriving and looked very happy. I was watering it daily. It was moved from the north to the south side of the house. Before it was moved it was in the shade of a large tree with direct sun in the morning and late afternoon. Now it has sun from mid-morning until dusk. The day after it was transplanted was very sunny and windy, and all of the leaves turned brown. I've been covering it with a sun shade, protecting it from the wind, and keeping it wet. There is still some green at the ends of the branches. I've cut off the dead branch tips. Should I cut off the dead leaves, or leave them, and how much should I water it? I live in Baja California where the humidity is often around 30%, and the north winds can get up to 20-30mph in the winter. Any help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated! It was doing so well where it was, but it didn't have enough room to grow.


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January 7, 20180 found this helpful
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You may be watering too much, and the roots are rotting. Water less often, but mulch the plant.

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January 8, 20180 found this helpful
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This is an issue when you move larger trees from one location to another. Some of the roots get damaged during the move and the tree goes into shock.

Normally, if you want to move a tree like this the leaves will die. You'll need to cut the tree back and remove the rest of the leaves from the tree. Add some good fertilizer to your soil and stop watering it so often. You have to give the tree a chance to grow and overcome the shock. You are only adding to the shock of the tree this way.

This might take up to 3 months before you see new growth on the tree. However, if the tree is healthy, the new growth could come sooner. Don't worry about the sun, the tree needs sun to grow and no need to shade the tree or cover it up. Let it adapt to the new location on it's own.

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