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Is my Laburnum Tree dead?

sadie

By Sadie

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

I have laburnum tree which had its roots disturbed two years ago when erecting a fence. Since then it hasnt flowered and this year looks dead. Should I cut it down or leave it for a while?


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Have you tried the 'Scratch test' to see if it really is dead? Run a knife down the bark (only about half-an-inch) and see if the wood underneath looks alive. If it's still alive then leave it and give it a feed to boost it up!

21 Mar, 2008

 

My advice is very similar and I apply my technique to all plants which look 'iffy'. Start at the end of a branch and cut just above a shoot and work your way steadily towards the trunk. Repeat on all branches until live stem/wood is found. If not, chuck it!

If it is alive I would look to providing more support until the plant repairs itself which might be a couple of years or more. Mid-march is till quite early for a laburnum to be showing anything.

23 Mar, 2008

 

MY LABUNUM WAS THE SAME IT SEEMED TO STAND STILL AFTER AN INITIAL SPIRT WHICH REALLY DID GROW FAST BUT ILEFT IT FOR A YEAR THEN GAVE IT MY OWN RECIPE .THIS IS MY HOME GROWN COMFREY AND NETTLES ,EG:3 PARTS COMFREY 1 PART NETTLES AND A STANDARD BUCKET OF WATER, TEAR UP THE LEAVES TO ROUGHLY THE SIZE OF YOURE PALM AND PUT INTO THE BUCKET THEN FILL WITH WATER AND LEAVE FOR A WEEK ,BY THE WAY PUT ALID OR COVER THE BUCKET AS THE MIXTURE REALLY DOES SMELL ,STIR OCCASIONALLY AND STAND BACK,DILUTE THE LIQUID 50/50 AND FEED TIL YOURE HEARTS CONTENT,I PROMISE YOULLE SEE A DIFFERENCE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.GOOD LUCK AND I HOPE IVE BEEN ABLE TO HELP.SEEYA.

23 Mar, 2008

 

Thanks for you information./

25 Mar, 2008

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