Izzybusy Posts: 15
Hi; wonder if someone could help? We have a large sumac tree which overhangs a majority in our garden but the trunk(s) are behind our neighbours shed so I can't see the base if it. Last year I thought it was leaning. About August the leaves started to wilt. My husband removed a ton of brambles from it thinking that was the cause but this year it looks likes its leant over even more and only signs are life are on a few lower branches. However the main trunk has growth sprouting on it but not on the branches. How can there be growth on the trunk and some branches but not all? It looks like its a 3 part trunk if that makes sense? This tree is a lovely tree and provides so much privacy so will be sad if it's a goner. Any ideas on what to do?
Are they your trees Izzy?
It doesn't sound good, once things start leaning and dying back it's just a matter of time
If they're yours you could cut them back to good wood and see what happens. What happens may be suckering which is good or bad depending on how you view it.
In the sticks near Peterborough
It sounds as though it may have reached the end of it's life. But it may grow another tree from a sucker.