Do I have to remove it all?

Asked October 22, 2018, 1:20 PM EDT

Storm knocked out approx 25 foot from top of 40 year old/80 foot dawn redwood. Do I need/have to remove the whole thing?

St. Charles County Missouri horticulture

1 Response

I'm sorry that your beautiful tree was damaged. Trees can survive for many years after being topped like this, the recommendation is that if over 50% of the crown is lost, the whole tree needs to come out. https://mdc.mo.gov/sites/default/files/downloads/TreeCareAfterStorms.pdf