Last year half the bark below the graft had a whitish substance on it. I just rubbed it off. This year there is no bark where this substance was and the tree has no leaves not even buds. The rootstock it was grafted onto has bark for about 10 inches above the ground where no whitish substance was and has green shoots which I have removed. Is there anything I can do or is it dead?Tree was planted about 4 years ago. Summer very wet – is that the cause. Also in the same area my Golden Bamboo has turnd brown and has not greened up. Is this also dead:
Bamboo does not like ground to be too wet, moist yes, but draining. Bamboo might still produce shoots.