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Tree ID and advice (may be dead)

hi all, can anyone please identify this tree? For some reason it hasn’t grown, leaves or flowered this last couple of years. Is there anything we can do?

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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 7,672
    edited April 2020
    If it's had no leaves at all for two years then I think it's dead :(.  Dig it out, and when the garden centres open again treat yourself to something nice to replace it (and something to improve the soil when you replant, if you don't have homemade compost).
    PS that's a lovely wall you have!
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    edited April 2020
    Judging by the growth habit, it may have been a Rhus typhina (Stag's horn sumach) at some point but it is now completely dead so needs removing, as JennyJ said.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thank you :) yes the wall goes all the way around 👍
  • Thank you Bob, yes that looks right, it went a lovely red colour. New shoots are growing out of the ground about a foot away from this carcus, which looks like they are the same thing 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,391
    They are rather infamous for producing suckers and can be invasive but in this case that is good news!  Rhus are very susceptible to Honey fungus so definitely remove the old roots, just in case.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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