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Q.Is My Acer Dead?

Zone BT41 2JD | Deborah Clarke added on May 1, 2021 | Answered

Have this acer several years, usually budding around now , but nothing yet. No different care or surrounding conditions, so what is the problem?

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Answered on May 3, 2021

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I am unable to see the issue at hand.

You can try the "scratch test" which can help to reveal any life within the tree. This article will help:


Should the scratch test reveal life within the tree, then you can begin to nurse it back to health. This can depend on the species, though, as Acer is a very large genus.

It would seem that you all refer to the "Japanese or Palmate" as Acer on that side of the pond, so I will go on this assumption. These articles will help you with the care of them:


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