I have several supgar maples with significant crown dieback. (They
went through several stressful seasons of drought as well as forest
tent caterpillar infestation).
I have been told that trees "die from the tops down" .
There is very strong regrowth from the trunk's top 25%. Are these
sprouts just weak suckers on a doomed tree or is the tree in the
process of rebuilding its crown?
Can a tree have severe crown dieback and come back? I am debating the
removal of the tree as the dead branches are a hazard, but if the tree
is really coming back I would keep it.
Thanks. I hope this is the correct newsgroup. The trees are in my