Crepe Myrtle - Knowledgebase Question

Antioch, TN
Avatar for swtater3
Question by swtater3
March 24, 2007
My puppy chewed my almost 1 year old trees down to about 1 1/2feet from the ground, and did not spare the trunk section. What should I do?

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2007
If they were my trees, I'd leave them alone. It is possible that the remaining trunk will sprout new growth. If so, you can choose the strongest sprout and train it upright to become a new trunk. It will probably take several years for the tree to grow back into a tree. If you'd rather not wait, then replace the tree and wrap the lower trunk with a tree guard to keep your puppies from gnawing on them.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by chhari55 and is called "Golden Sedum (Sedum adolphi)"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.