small dead tree

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  1. anon125

    anon125 Active Member 10 Years

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    Hello
    The middle tree has gone to its happy hunting ground.

    if i cut it down near the ground, we could trip over the stump.

    if we cut it say 3ft off the ground, would it shoot again?

    dunno why it died, everything else is doing fine.

    should we let the 'saplings' grow?

    we will definetely not bother buying another! its two playmates will have to do!

    Thanks for your advice.
     

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  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That does not look like the best place for trees to grow--under wires and in front of the shrubbery. Do you want them there? I think the dead tree is small enough that you could probably remove the small stump easily enough. If the tree is really dead, it will not grow back if you cut it.
     
  3. wcutler

    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    If that is a cherry, the trunk that remains may not be the same ornamental cultivar. The growth next to the trunk is from the different rootstock. If that's left to grow, it would have a very different shape, would not be particularly attractive, and would grow to hide the other two trees.
     
  4. anon125

    anon125 Active Member 10 Years

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    thanks very much.

    The birds plant the trees!
     

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