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May 7, 2020 12:01 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Garden Art
I have a cherry tree (I'm assuming) in my backyard that isn't doing very well. The primary trunk of the tree looks completely dead, but some leggy sprouts have tried to grow off the sides. I haven't lived in the home very long, but photos from the listing in the previous summer show the tree did not fill out and was predominantly dead. So I suppose my question is should I remove it, or because there's some new growth should I cut off the dead parts and hope it rebounds? What is growing on the tree is kinda leggy and awkward looking, I'm not sure if that's a lack of nutrients or what, I suppose it might be indicative that it is done for. I've attached a photo so you can kinda see the orange arrows point to the regrowth, the rest is dead. Thanks in advance!
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May 9, 2020 1:57 PM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
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Cut all the dead off and see what you have left, use you thumb nail and scratch the bark and if you see green leave it, if not, then cut it off.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Avatar for BlancheDevereaux
May 9, 2020 8:35 PM CST
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6a)
Garden Art
Thank you, I'll give it a try. Smiling
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