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Brooklyn Park, MN
(Zone 4a)

June 16, 2013
3:28 PM

Post #9561288

I bought this guy last year and the winter took a beating on him.Do you think I should cut off the dead growth on the top and see if it produces a new leader?

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

June 16, 2013
5:34 PM

Post #9561422

queenbeez wrote:Do you think I should cut off the dead growth on the top and see if it produces a new leader?




Lititz, PA
(Zone 6b)

June 17, 2013
11:45 AM

Post #9562345

I would say that your little friend there has some disease or pest attacking it. When I saw the needle drop in the back it looks more than just winter damage. Plus there really shouldn't be any winter damage on that anyway given that you are in a sultry 4a and that guy should weather to 3a.

My advise would be to take a cutting to a local nursery to see if they can figure out what's going on and possibly treat it.

Good luck!

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