Can this tree be saved?
June 5, 2014 11:09 AM Subscribe
We have what was a beautiful Japanese maple tree in our yard. It has sentimental significance for my family - we brought it from our old house in another state. This past winter was hard on a lot of trees and shrubs where I live. Most things have recovered, at least somewhat. Until today, we thought the Japanese maple was dead.
Today, there are two leaves. Does it have a chance? What can I do to encourage it to survive?
posted by clarkstonian to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The tree is about 17 years old. It went into winter in pretty good shape. There were no obvious problems. We had one of the coldest winters in history with the most prolonged cold in history and the most snow in history. A lot of trees, shrubs & plants in our area died. It was a bad winter.
We didn't cut the tree down because we were hoping against hope it was alive. It is - just barely. Should we leave it alone and hope for the best? Is there any magic that will bring it back? I feel as though I should do something, but what?