Answer: You might give your tree a little more time to recover before removing it from your yard. Try scraping the bark back on the stems and branches to see if you can find green tissue. If so, the tree is still alive. If not, you may have to remove and replace it. Just scrape the outer bark with your thumbnail and look for green tissue. Start at the tips of the branches and work your way back to the trunk. If you find green tissue, prune to that point to remove the damaged plant material, then wait to see if the tree is able to produce new growth.
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