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Tree question

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by forgop, May 3, 2006.

  1. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I have 2 trees in my front yard that were hit pretty hard with disease last year, but it appears that they made it. This year, one of the trees has only about 1/3 of the tree blooming with leaves whereas the other tree is around 2/3 full. Is there any particular application I can put on them so it will help restore the rest of their leaves?
  2. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    The branches that aren't budding out or don't have leaves on them now..will never have them again.Cut back the dead because the tree will still attempt to feed it's dead branches.What kind of disease was it..sure it wasen't bugs?Lots of tree fertilizers on the market..but NONE will restore leaves on dead branches.
  3. broske

    broske LawnSite Member
    Messages: 44

    What kind of trees are they?
  4. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    Uh, what he said. You don't seriously think we can speak intelligently to that question, do you?
  5. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    Which one..I am confused now!;) ;) ;)
  6. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Sorry for such a vague question. Here are pics:

    tree 1.JPG

    tree 2.JPG

  7. sheshovel

    sheshovel LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,112

    I am sorry the answer is NO there is nothing you can do to restore the leaves on them.
  8. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Obviously, one of the two is still in pretty good shape. Is there such a thing as trimming off the dead branches or am I just better off pulling out the whole thing entirely? Is there something I could have done to have prevented whatever caused this? I know here in Indiana last year there was a major issue with disease of some sort on trees, so I'm just curious what I can do in the future next time (if there is anyways). My neighbor had two in about the same condition as my bad one and he just cut his down about a month ago.

  9. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    That looks like more than disease. The suckering and dieback looks to be more from poor planting practices or root destruction.
  10. forgop

    forgop LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    I had done some digging around the base of the tree and noticed whoever planted it hadn't taken the twine off around the base so the twine literally was cut into the base somewhat. These people planted these trees in the root ball and didn't even take the twine off. Shouldn't that be standard practice so it doesn't "suffocate" the tree?

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