Hazelnut Trees
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Hazelnut tree

Zone 55412 | Judebud added on August 10, 2016 | Answered

I was clearing out voluntary trees and accidentally cut down a hazelnut tree. The trunk was about 2" in diameter. Is there anyway for it to re-establish? I stuck it back in the ground and watered it... Looking for a miracle!

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Alisma
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Answered on August 11, 2016

There are a few trees that can re-root in this situation, but I'm afraid a hazelnut won't likely survive. You could try to take a cutting from the still-living twigs- this can be difficult, but the twig may grow roots and survive if treated well.

See this article for advice on how to take cuttings:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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