problem with young tree

siobhan jacob asked 13 years ago

i planted an acer platenoides 2 years ago, last year leaves grew but this year although the buds grew, they never opened. However a small shoot has grown at the foot of the tree. Should I leave it alone or replace it

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Sometimes a tree does not settle into its new position, by rooting out in to the surrounding soil and making good growth. If this does not happen, a tree can simply die back, put out a small shoot lower down and start again.

It might recover and grow eventually. Train the new shoot upright.