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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: DEAD? or can it be saved?? Reply with quote

hi all,
have been given 4 fern trees from next door as they are re-doing their whole garden.

my problem is with the tree below. can it be saved or am i wasting my time in planting it?

any help please?



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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

can any one help me on this????
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The conifer pictured has browning from the base that in my experience never returns green through new growth.
The best that you could hope for with it is to trim all the browned stems to within a few MM of the trunk, then grow the tree as a sort of standard (slim trunk with branching above).
Is it out of the ground in that pic mralgae?

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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for your reply james. yes it is out of the ground at the moment as i didnt know if there was any chance of survival for it. it came from next door in that state and didnt want to waste time in planting something that was already dead so to speak.

i will trim as you said and then replant it the next few days (not to well at the moment) and then just hope the top will not die with the rest.

thanks again...Smile

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