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Hello

i have a tree that I don't know firstly what it is secondly if it's dead or not! can someone help please. 

It has been until the last week very overlooked and cramped by a next door neighbours tree hanging over into my garden but that has now been removed giving it space and light. I am about to build a garden deck and had intended to build around this tree anod leave it as a feature hoping its half dead look would go and it could become quite attractive.

 

i have shown some photos below of it to help including a close up of leaf and what appear like catkins.

 

hope someone can identify

 

thanks 

 

 

 

 

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Hello

i have a tree that I don't know firstly what it is secondly if it's dead or not! can someone help please.

It has been until the last week very overlooked and cramped by a next door neighbours tree hanging over into my garden but that has now been removed giving it space and light. I am about to build a garden deck and had intended to build around this tree anod leave it as a feature hoping its half dead look would go and it could become quite attractive.

 

i have shown some photos below of it to help including a close up of leaf and what appear like catkins.

 

hope someone can identify

 

thanks

 


 


 


 

fidgetbones

Garrya elliptica.

Cut off all the brown and dead stuff. It will resprout in spring and you can shape it better.

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nutcutlet

mine does that every few years. It received its final written warning this spring

Thanks for that feedback, will give it a haircut. Bearing in mind I intend to construct my deck around it the general consensus would be it will become a more attractive sight now it has some space and light again.  

Thanks 

nutcutlet

maybe but it does get bitten by very cold winds and often browns some leaves

Brian  Davies

The competition from the nieghbouring tree is probably the cause for the poor condition of the shrub. If you intend to keep it, don't overprune before winter just cut out the dead branches and any really straggly stuff. When new shoots start to appear in the spring you can give it a more droconian haircut. Garrya's make very attractive shrubs with their long tasles of winter catkins. They can be damaged by sevear frost but that usually results in scorching around the leaf margins. The photo is not indicative of frost damage.

That poor tree, planted too close to fence!

 It has had to manage to grow overshadowed by tree

and that tree also took goodness from roots.

Now it is to have wooden planks around it, won't that rob it again of the moisture it needs to regrow?

Do it a favour and leave it a little bed around its trunk,

give it some space to breath.and grow.

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