reviving a nearly dead tree
We have an oak tree (I don't know what kind; it is evergreen and has lobed leaves and produces acorns) that our HOA planted too close to the street and then moved late last fall. I'm guessing it was a few years old; the trunk is about 3'' thick. It hasn't done too well since we evidently didn't water it enough at first; it lost all its leaves and the twigs that I can reach are clearly dead. My husband was about to give up on it and remove it when it just started putting out new leaves all up and down the trunk, as far as I can tell none on the main branches. What can I do to help it survive? I'm worried about trimming the brances too much and I think it would look just like a pole. Any suggestions?