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Bramley Apple Tree has keeled over!

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom Gb

Probably because of all the exceptionally wet weather this summer and high winds on occasion, our 30 yr old Bramley has lifted itself out of the ground and is not looking at all happy. As it is rather large, can any suggest a method of rescuing it at all? Should we maybe drastically prune it back to a stump or two or would this effectively kill it for good. It would be so sad to loose it.



Earth up over the roots and fill in the hole, leave the rest alone, see the blossom come in the spring and hope for the best.

3 Nov, 2008


well you beat me to it though i always thaught you cut a lot of the top growth of at some point so the plant/tree can put more energy into re rooting.i could be wrong.maybe make wear you cover the exposed roots with good soil into a rockery or plant it up to keep the soil there and make it a feacture rather than a pile of dirt.i think it could turn out to be a happy accident.bonzi growers abuse there trees quite a lot to get a look like that.

4 Nov, 2008

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