Q.Husband Accidentally Ran Over Red Bud Sapling
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?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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: