Cutting down a Cordyline

RiasedBed asked 10 years ago

I thought my 18ft Cordyline had survived the bad winter as it continued to grow and flowered recently but this week I noticed the bark is falling off about a foot from the bottom of all three trunks… Assuming that this tree is now dead I am going to cut it down and let the new growth which has appeared out of the ground to continue to grow.. I was wondering should I leave the stumps of the remaining tree bare after I cut them or should I treat them with something?

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
If the trees flowered and are still growing, they are still alive, evenif the bark has shed in places, but if you wish, cut them down and allow the new shoots to grow. There is nothing to paint on the cut surfaces.