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Q.Husband Accidentally Ran Over Red Bud Sapling

Zone 75783 | Erin0330 added on May 29, 2021 | Answered

Husband accidentally ran over red bud sapling while mowing and took the new growth off the top but did not disturb the roots. Can this be saved?

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Answered on May 31, 2021

Unfortunately, your photos did not come through. I am unable to see the damage.

There is a chance that they may come back, but they are sensitive trees. It will be a race between callusing off and getting an infection. A light spray of fungicide can help it along.

A very young tree will likely die from this severe of an injury, but it is still possible to have it survive. It just depends on how fast it can recover.

For more information on how to care for the tree to its best potential, read this article:


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