Smallgardener
Senior Member
Posts: 172
Joined: Mon Jul 02, 2012 5:18 pm
Location: SW Kansas

Tree dying back

So, I have an oak tree in a bucket since last summer. It lost its leaves in early fall due to heat and probably the stress from transplanting it.
It stayed alive till fall and I put it in the shed so it would not freeze the dirt solid in the bucket.
Now I see it is dying back about 8". The tree is just 2 foot tall and a stick. Do I trim it back below the die back or do I leave it. The buds do not act like they are swelling yet.
I am afraid it will continue to die back.

purpleinopp
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Joined: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:28 am
Location: Opp, AL zone 8B

I wouldn't mess with it until you see which parts are alive when it starts leafing out.

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