My sweetbay tree has limbs with no leaves and seems to be struggling. Should I prune limbs with no leaves?
In general, what should I do to make this tree more healthy?
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If they have died off; try bending them. Do they bend or just snap off?
If they are alive you may want to leave them still, unless this is how you want to shape your tree.
Trim away brown or damaged leaf tips in the late spring. Prune the top of the bay tree to limit the height as desired.