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By Claude

south yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

my bay tree as been badly damaged this year by the severe winter, leaves gone brown and died . did a bark test seems ok, will it recover if i cut it back?.



It might recover even if you don't cut it back - clip off all dead leaves and wait and see where new growth appears. If its in a pot, check that it doesn't need repotting.

9 Apr, 2011


We have a very old tree that has lots of brown over the leaves, the weather shocked lots of things this year,[including us], its difficult to be patient when things look "done-for". Give it something nice to eat and it may perk up.

9 Apr, 2011


I had a standard that apparently died and I cut it down to a few inches high. It regrew and now is a bush!

9 Apr, 2011


thanx everyone for your advice.

10 Apr, 2011

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