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Hi all. We moved into a house last year which had this tree in the garden. It looked in poor condition and I wasn't sure if it was dead.  However, I watered it well over the last summer and fed it with miracle grow and it showed some new green growth. The photo is how it looks just now. Can anyone tell me if it's worth persevering with and if so, what is the best way to save it? It is still more dead than alive to look at it. 

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  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,708
    It is a conifer but can't tell which one. Difficult to keep it going once it has started going downhill but then you have achieved some new growth.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,419
    IMHO it's not worth the effort. 
    It's never going to be a thing of beauty. 
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,190
    I agree with @Hostafan1. Very few conifers can be cut back and produce new growth.
    Once you cut into old wood, they stay that way.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,571
    Probably best to dig it out, and replace it with something you really like the look of.   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • FallonFallon Posts: 59
    Thanks for all of your replies. I kinda thought that would be the answer. Any suggestions for an other conifer to replace this? Would have to be nothing with too much spread as it is right on the edge of a road, so tall is ok but not too wide
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,419
    Thuya Smaragd would work there
    Devon.
  • FallonFallon Posts: 59
    Hostafan1 said:
    Thuya Smaragd would work there
    Thanks.  I think that this may be what this tree is. I cut off the top of this one as it looked dead but before that, it was tapered at the top. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,419
    Fallon said:
    Hostafan1 said:
    Thuya Smaragd would work there
    Thanks.  I think that this may be what this tree is. I cut off the top of this one as it looked dead but before that, it was tapered at the top. 
    I think it is / WAS !!
    Devon.
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