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PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:13 pm    Post subject: Trees dieing with new grouth at the trunk Reply with quote

I planted a few trees in my front garden a couple of years ago and one of them appears to be dieing but there is new shoots coming up at the bottom of the trunk.

Will I be able to save the main part of the tree?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you use a strimmer to cut the weeds near them?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I didn't use a strimmer near the trees but I sprayed with round up near them.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do not know what tree you have. it might be atree tnat has been planted or grafted anf the root stock is growing but the budded top is dead or dying
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi again I had a closer inspection at that tree and it appears that the dog had a bit of a nibble on the bark. What do I do with the dead part of the tree at the top. Someone told me they had a tree that appeared to be dead ( small branches dry and snapping off easily) and he left it and the following year new buds came on it and it seemed to come back to life Confused

The tree I have is some sort of a maple it has variegated leaves.

If I could get some advise on this I would be grateful
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to find out if a twig or branch on a tree or shrub is dead, just scrape away a little of the bark with your nail. If you see green under the bark, the twig is alive.....if you just find brown no matter how much you scrape it, it is dead.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave it a bit of a scrape and I think its curtains for the top of the tree Crying or Very sad

So if someone could tell me the right way and time to cut off the dead part, that would be good
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still not sure what way to cut away the dead part of the tree or is it just a case of cutting it as close to the new growth as possible. Confused

Any advise would be good cheers
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John H wrote:
I'm still not sure what way to cut away the dead part of the tree or is it just a case of cutting it as close to the new growth as possible. Confused

Any advise would be good cheers


do you know what kind of tree it is? Some could get away with cutting down and regrowing, most you'd probably be as well off digging the whole lot out..

What does the new growth look like - lots of shoots or just a couple?

and how big is the tree?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is possible that the new growth is a sucker or suckers from a grafted tree in which case what is growing is from the original rootstock
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a varigated maple of some sort and there appears to be three shoots growing from about a foot up the trunk. One is about two foot and there are two about a foot. Now the total height of alive tree is about three to four foot tall.

It looks like the tree was cut there before. When I bought them a couple of years ago the tree was about six foot tall.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John H wrote:
It is a varigated maple of some sort and there appears to be three shoots growing from about a foot up the trunk. One is about two foot and there are two about a foot. Now the total height of alive tree is about three to four foot tall.

It looks like the tree was cut there before. When I bought them a couple of years ago the tree was about six foot tall.


Yes it sounds like its grafted (where you thought it looked like it had been cut) and the suckers are coming from the rootstock . The variagated tree is dead in all likelhood. I have a feeling it may even be grafted onto a willow - think I've seen what you've described happen. Nothing you can do, by the sounds of things - the shoots are from a completely different type of tree, and probably not going to look very attractive.

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