I have one ? about my meyer for mike

Suzy11May 4, 2013

I just found out that the top of the trunk is brittle so I guess she is dying. Is it over or can she be helped?

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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

There are sseveral mikes so me being one of them I'll give this a shot. If any part of the tree is dry and brittle then that part is probably a goner. We use a trick to determine what parts are still alive. Scrap a small piece of bark with your fingernail. If you see green that point is still alive. If its brown its probably dead.

Mike

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 11:56AM
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Suzy11

Thanks it's been done. There was some green,

    Bookmark   May 4, 2013 at 12:11PM
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Suzy11

Can the brown part come back if the tree is fertilized?.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 9:43PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

No. Once it dries and turns brown it is done

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 10:35PM
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Suzy11

Thanks mike. I guess that it will travel and the tree is dead right?

    Bookmark   May 5, 2013 at 11:19PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

no not necessarily is the whole tree is dying. Just start cutting back until you get to healthy wood. It very well could back bud from that point.

Mike

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 9:38AM
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Suzy11

Thank you. I will try it.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 12:46PM
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Suzy11

Thank you. I will try it.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2013 at 12:47PM
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