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By Healey

United Kingdom Gb

During last summer my acer leaves shrivelled and the tree seems to have died. I have cut a couple of shoots of the tree but the inside of them appears to be dry. Can you please advise



Have you tried scraping the bark away in a few places? Just use your thumb nail to scrape a very small amount off. If there is green underneath the tree is still alive. Where the brittle shoots you removed small or large? One of our acer's turned up its toes last year - it was in a spot that was too windy for it and it gave up the ghost. I recently pruned one that was getting a bit too big for its boots.

20 Feb, 2014


Sorry it appears to have died. If you replant choose a semi shaded spot out of the wind.

20 Feb, 2014

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