Hampshire, United Kingdom
We have an Acer in a London courtyard. No much sun but was doing well.....until the builders came.
After six months of scaffolding and planks and totally robbed of light it has lost all it's leaves....and frankly looks rather dead.....we know that we can prune it at the end of this month when it should not bleed. But my fear is that it is already deceased....the end of the branches are like broken twigs when we twist them off to check.
There is no life in them within 6 inches of the end of the twig !!!!
Should we prune back and hope we find a living organism at some point or have we already lost it due you think.
- 1 Oct, 2012