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 Saving damaged fruit trees. 
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Post Saving damaged fruit trees.
This was an extremely brutal winter that set many records.

My peach trees seem to be half dead. It has started throwing out leaves here and there, but is far from leafed out.

One of my nice cherry trees is totally dead from the branches up, but I notice it has started sending out shoots about 3 ft up the trunk.

How can I save these?

My plan is to prune back all the dead limbs once I know for sure what is dead and what is not. Then fertilize and water heavy all year.

Any other recommendations?


Tue May 27, 2014 9:51 am
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Location: Yamhill County, Oregon
Post Re: Saving damaged fruit trees.
Hey xroads, good question – and since you’ve come up with ‘my only answer,’ I’ve little to add.

xroads wrote:
My plan is to prune back all the dead limbs once I know for sure what is dead and what is not. Then fertilize and water heavy all year.


…other than one of my two Brown Turkey figs appears to be slowly recovering from the extreme cold we had.

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Tue May 27, 2014 5:43 pm
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Location: Portland, OR
Post Re: Saving damaged fruit trees.
I also had a lot of dieback. Cut back the dead stuff, but only in a sunny period, like right now. Don't do it when it's raining. Pruning opens up stone fruit to disease during rain.
JohN S
PDX OR


Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:48 pm
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