fig tree

Asked June 1, 2015, 6:42 PM EDT

small one that was cutting from friend's tree (now dead,) and another we planted (12'tall & 15' spread)--I'd cut it back at the top past few yrs, both bounced back from winter before last--had us worried. Now, the small one seems dead & big one only has some green leaves in the first 5' at the center--do we cut to __ feet beyond those points? Some limbs have split bark in longitudinal fashion. Thanks

Queen Anne's County Maryland

1 Response

Fig trees have been subjected to winter injury the past two winters. Remove any dead wood and allow the new growth to get established. if new growth appears on the split limbs,cut them off at the base of the plant . This will allow new growth to form its own limb eventually.

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