Is this tree dead?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Tin Pot, 12 Oct 2017.

  1. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

  2. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Did you take that with a pinhole camera?
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  3. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    When did it last have leaves and how did it look.
  4. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    A few leaves on it now. Beautiful blossom years ago, two maybe three?
    One budding apple. Not fruited properly in longer.
  5. sight-pin

    sight-pin Über Member

    Floating about
    You could trim some of the branches to encourage new growth, then see how. it comes along next season.
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  6. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    What if I hacked off all the lower branches, encouraged some height?
  7. CanucksTraveller

    CanucksTraveller Macho Business Donkey Wrestler

    Hitchin, Herts
    Yes, there are 3 branches at the bottom that need to come off. Cut close to the trunk and parallel to it so the cut is vertical and it'll callous over. Then thin out the higher branches too.
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  8. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    I would start again with a new tree in a different spot. You can't polish a turd (even with 30 years of horticultural experience!).
  9. Lonestar

    Lonestar Rat Run Cyclist

    CS 2 and CS 3
    Have you asked it?
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  10. OP
    Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Yes, but is it a turd is my question.

    The bark looks like it's been scraped off at the base, don't know if that means anything.

    It was lovely in its day; beautiful blossom and - I think - russet apples, were delicious.
  11. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Looks like an ex tree to me.
  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Last edited: 12 Oct 2017
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  13. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

  14. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Use it for hanging up some Christmas lights and buy your apples in the Sainsbury's
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  15. Rocky

    Rocky Guest

    Jeeze, it's only October and you are already talking about Christmas...........pleeeeease stop.
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