Sweet Bay Laurel Trees
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My sweetbay tree has limbs with no leaves and seems to be struggling. Should I prune limbs with no leaves?

Zone Barnegat, New Jersey | apetril added on May 28, 2019 | Answered

In general, what should I do to make this tree more healthy?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 29, 2019

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/bay/cutting-back-bay-trees.htm

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