Please help me save our family's fig tree.
About three years ago while renting my house, a cousin felt our fig tree was too messy. He paid a day laborer to come out to 'prune' it (without my permission). All the branches were removed, leaving about 6" of the main branches. The wounds were left unsealed / unprotected and the tree has not recovered. Some small new branches began growing; producing fruit that falls prematurely and it's getting worse. The few leaves it has are not very pliable and are rusted along the edges. I've tried to get an arborist to come out (San Leandro, CA), but so far none have shown up or returned my calls.
This tree is the only clone remaining (in our family) from the tree my grandfather brought from Italy in 1901, so you can understand its importance to me.
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