Wind damaged young maple tree, any chance of recovery??
last week one of our young maples keeled over, its crown was actually touching the ground, the stem is 3/4 broken through.
i lifted it back up pressed the two halves together again and secured it to 2 stakes, now it cannt move at all. this picture was a quick first aid job.
i only removed it's supporting stakes this spring, as it had been supported for 5 years and it was time to stand on its own.
has anybody ever tried this operation?
the leaves have gone a premature red but otherwise she seems fine....
there is some growth coming from the base if she doesnt make it but i would like to save the whole tree
- 7 Jul, 2011