Dogwood Trees

In our new yard, a Dogwood tree was pruned almost to the trunk; all branches. Will it grow back?

Zone 98370 | Anonymous added on September 22, 2019 | Answered

Leaves seem healthy; need to know if branches will grow out.

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Answered on September 24, 2019

Yes, the branches may grow out, in time, if growth is supported with good soil fertility and water management. Drastic pruning, however, can weaken a tree and make it more susceptible to pests and disease.

Dogwoods don't normally require much pruning, so hopefully your tree will survive the excessive trim. You should never remove more than 1/3 of a tree or shrub at one time.

Here are pruning tips for the future:

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