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Q.Dove Tree Dead Except 3 Stims Blooming, Do I Cut All Dead Out?

Zone Stanwood, WA 98292 | Anonymous added on May 14, 2021 | Answered

Has been in ground 3yrs. 8ft tall. Top 4ft dead, several limbs dead.

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Answered on May 18, 2021

After doing a bit of research I am thinking you should talk to a certified arborist, since the top of the tree appears to have died. I know that trimming away dead branches is important, but I'm not sure the tree would survive if you were to take away the top four feet of it - that may be way too much pruning for an 8 foot tree. Here are a couple articles that may be helpful, but I recommend contacting someone locally who can take a look at your tree:

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