Maple Trees

Maple Tree

Anonymous added on May 18, 2011 | Answered

I have a red maple tree about a year old. It had buds in Feb. , but they froze. The tree has no leaves on it, but it has new growth at the bottom coming off of the tree roots. Should I cut the large dead tree off or wait and see if it will grow leaves?

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Answered on May 19, 2011

This was a hard winter on plants. It is possible that the upper part of the tree did not survive. The shoots from the ground are suckers and it is an attempt by the still living roots to save itself. The suckers will grow but it's may become more shrub like. This article will help you determine if the upper half of the tree is dead:

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