Little Leaf Linden tree

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  1. WoodlandJennifer

    WoodlandJennifer Member

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    My linden tree has been dying this past three years, the canopy gradually getting less. This year the leaves were tiny and dry looking. There is much scale on the tree this year. We have had, past few years, sooty aphid. Is it too late to pollard and save this enormous tree which gives shade to my two garden rooms, devoted to shade-loving plants? Jennifer
     
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    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    aphids are followed by sooty mold. what is the climate like where this tree is growing? are the summers too dry? lack of nutrients (test soil to find out whats there) not enough drainage in winter? pollarding is not an option to invigorate a tree. find out whats not right, if it can be corrected, thats your answer.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Decapitation would add an additional trauma, the tree drawing on stored nutrients in an attempt to replace the lost branches.
     
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    Thank you for your reply regarding my linden tree. I had not thought of that. Makes sense. Jennifer
     
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