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Cut back or cut down? Can it be saved?

Cut back or cut down? Can it be saved?
Posted by: Jordan (IP Logged)
Date: May 08, 2019 19:41

I have a Mayday tree which was planted 5 years ago. When it was 3 years old it experienced severe heat stress and lost all of its leaves except for one lower branch on the north side that was protected from the sun. The next year, none of the leaves came back and the wood on those branches was clearly dead with the exception of the one branch. This spring there is growth on the one surviving branch and also shooters coming from the base. Can this tree be cut back to some point that will stimulate new branches and allow this to remain a tree? Or is the only option to cut it to the ground and allow it to be a bush? Or will that not work either and it requires complete removal?

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