What to do with this dying tree?

elimqiuJune 12, 2014

Dear all,

See the picture: This is a tree in my yard. There are many branches dead. Looks like big portion of the bark from the bottom dead.

The rain is plenty is year so far and I guess there some disease or some harmful insects case the problem and I need your advise to fix it.

Thanks

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

I would vote to give it the "one cut prune" at the ground. It looks to be unrecoverable.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 1:39PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

we would have to start by IDing it... which i cant do.. because it is dead ...

i highly doubt.. with those giant wounds... that is was a bug issue ...

do you have any old pix of it to ID it ...

are any of the shoots near the bottom... suckers.... or all other stuff ..

if suckers.. you may still get the plant back.. in a new shape and form ....

if not.. its dead.. above and below ground ...

ken

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 7:58AM
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elimqiu

See the left half of the picture, the green behind the dead trunks are the living trunks (%30+) of the tree.

I wonder if this is caused by some insects and some chemical may help?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 10:16AM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

Can you take a small piece of foliage, lay it on pavement, and do a close up photo of it? Then it can be identified and better recommendations can be offered.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 10:20AM
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elimqiu

See the left half of the picture, the green behind the dead trunks are the living trunks (%30+) of the tree.

I wonder if this is caused by some insects and some chemical may help?

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 11:10AM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

Can't tell without a better picture.

But the dead parts are dead. Cut them out.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2014 at 2:20PM
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