I am growing 3 Ficus trees and one day all my trees froze. So I think they all died, but I saw branches from the Ficus tree growing out of the ground. The bark is white and cracked. So I was wondering if ripping the white dead bark off of my Ficus tree would help the branches start to grow on the tree instead of growing under the ground, because I do not want my Ficus tree to turn into a bush. So how can I make it grow into a tree or is it doomed to be a bush?