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Q.Yard Maintenance Personnel Weed Wacked The Trunk Of My Persimmon Tree. Fruits Fell & Leaves Turning Yellow Will The Tree Live?

Zone Silverdale, WA 98383 | Anonymous added on July 15, 2022 | Answered

Same problem on my minature apple tree, the trunk was weed wacked and there is not a leaf on the tree, other than the sucker at the bottom. Will the tree survive?

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Answered on July 26, 2022

Weed eater damage can be very detrimental to the tree. It allows entry for disease and insects, as well as tree girdling. Suckers on fruit trees need to be removed, so you have nothing left on your apple tree.

These articles will help you assess the damage and determine what to do.



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