vole damaged apple tree worth saving?
I had a 4 yr tree (I planted a bare root 4 yrs ago), voles have chewed enough roots for it to fall over. Still has some roots in the ground, not totally cut off.
Assuming I can eradicate or minimize the voles, is the tree worth staking up? Trunk almost 3 inches dia, but does not appear to have good root system.
This is in a group of 3 apples so not sure others not damaged. I had a prev post a month ago about possibly replanting these with a better soil mix (raise bed) in late winter for my hard dry clay conditions.
The trees have no leaves, we've been in mid-upper 30's lately at night, few freezes (which is warm for us), so are they dormant?
Considering starting over.