How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask MsAM Your Own Question

MsAM
MsAM, Arboriculture-expert
Category: General
Satisfied Customers: 11137
Experience:  Biology degree, 40 years experience tree-growing.
6012901
Type Your Arboriculture Question Here...
MsAM is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have a multi trunk chinese pitsache one of the three trunks

Customer Question

I have a multi trunk chinese pitsache one of the three trunks leafed out and the lost all of its leaves. the other two are healthy. do you think one trunk dyed? should I cut it at the base?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Arboriculture
Expert:  MsAM replied 7 months ago.
Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I'm a biologist with a special interest in Arboriculture. I'll be glad to help with your question today.
It is possible that one trunk died, and if it did, the best thing to do would be to cut it off at the base, and then sprinkle the cut surface of the stump with a fungicide made for trees.However, the trunk might not be dead. Use a fingernail or a knife to scrape some bark off a small branch. If the wood underneath is greenish and wet, the trunk is still alive. Sometimes a source of stress can cause leaves to drop like this. If the wood underneath appears alive, give the trunk some time. New leaves may appear in the next 8 weeks. If the wood right under the bark is dry and white or cream in color, the trunk is dead.If you have more questions, just let me know. I hope that whatever you decide to do with the tree will work out well.AnnaMy goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions. Please remember to rate my service after you have all the information you need. I will greatly appreciate a positive rating as that is the only way I am compensated. Thank you!
Customer: replied 7 months ago.

can I send you photos to look at?

Expert:  MsAM replied 7 months ago.
Yes. You can email them to***@******.*** They will see that get them. It usually takes a day.