A deer browsed the growing tip and top two leaves of of our little kousa...

Asked June 25, 2020, 4:16 PM EDT

A deer browsed the growing tip and top two leaves of of our little kousa dogwood. Should we prune it back to the next lower leaf?

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

It's unfortunate that happened, but yes, you can prune back to the next lower leaf. You have healthy buds there from which the tree can generate new growth.

Christa