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Q.I Have A 10 Year Old Bay Laurel Tree In The Ground. The Top Half Of It Is Brown But New Growth Is Coming From The Roots. We Suffer

Zone 77388, zone 8-9 | cuneob added on January 1, 2022 | Answered

ed a hard freeze last Feb in Texas. After the freeze I cut back the growth that appeared burnt and in the summer I didn’t prune it at all. Can I just cut the bulk of the tree, about 5 1/2 ft and cultivate the root growth successfully?

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Answered on January 3, 2022

Yes, likely, you can cut back what is dead and the living portion will take back over. This will be done in late spring. Here is an article that will help you to do so:


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