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20/07/2013 at 13:41

We have a small tree in our garden. When we moved in the house 2 years ago we had to remove extensive ivy growth from the tree. Since then the tree has managed but has always looked in "shock". I'm afraid I do not know what type of tree is is but I am very interested in doing the best for it. It is also sprouting a lot of shoots from around it's base. I feels like tree is redirecting it's energy to these shoots rather than the main tree. Latest is that it is dropping a huge number of leaves. Appreciate any advice/insight. Thank

 

20/07/2013 at 14:17

Without knowing the type of tree it's difficult to say if it has been grafted onto something else and it's the "something else" that is sprouting. 

20/07/2013 at 17:08

In this hot weather all the trees are shedding their leaves in response to the drought conditions.

20/07/2013 at 17:57

Are the shoots from the roots dropping their leaves as well?

If so, the tree is very short of water, as suggested above - try giving it a good soak at the roots.

A picture would be useful, though.

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