Acer tree coral bark





  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,029

    That looks pretty dead to me Christine

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 10,147

    Mine gets like this every winter as some branches get frozen to death, especially at the tips.  I take out the grey ones in early spring, cutting back to red stems then give it a good top dressing of pelleted manure and a liquid tonic of tomato food and then I wait.

    By the end of May it's clear which stems are live and shooting and then I cut out the rest.  Sometimes late spring frosts do a bit more damage.  My tree is now about 8 years old and 2.5 metres high.

    The Vendée, France
  • Thank you both for your advice. I will get dense of the dead stems and then see what happens. 

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,115

    It may be a blessing in disguise as the tree was far too near the fence and would have had to be removed quite soon anyway.

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