Why does my jacaranda tree die - Knowledgebase Question

scottsdale, Ar
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Question by mbuc310
April 13, 2010
I have a 2nd Jacaranda tree die in an area where other plants thrive. I planted the last one last spring. Now, i have a dead stick with new leaves at the bottom of the trunk.

Answer from NGA
April 13, 2010
Sounds as though the roots are alive, as evidenced by the new growth, but that the trunk died back. Usually this kind of problem is weather related but I don't remember any extensive or hard freezes last winter so I'm not sure what caused yours to die. I wish I had an answer. Obviously the soil drains well or the roots would not still be alive. Jacaranda's are fast growing trees so if you can be a little patient the shoots will develop into tree trunks. Choose the healthiest, biggest shoot and prune the rest away. This new shoot will grow about two feet a year and in a few years you'll have a small but healthy new tree.

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