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Old 05-20-2021, 06:46 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I ended up leaving them but pruning the tree. Kinda a crappy spot for it. I got Electric wires on 1 side, the house on 1 side, and sunlight on 1 side. You can see its leaning towards the sun from a certain angle. I hate to take it down because its just so pretty in Spring.


Blooms are actually purple, camera made them pink here. lol








I'm done for now getting trees. I gave 3 to different neighbors, kept 3, and 4 didn't make it.


Here's the other free tree from them.


I had a redbud at my old house, have a weeping one at this one. Actually dug it from the old house because it was expensive. I know the camera can distort the color.

Your tree looks happy. The dogwood is growing well too. I'm going to get one, one of these years. Can't decide what color pink I want, the light or the reddish one. There are a lot in my town but not my development.
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Old 11-14-2021, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Planted in 2014 and giving me some firewood in 2021.


Just not the best location for it. Branches were overhanging the roof and I was getting tired of pruning it every year. Powerlines nearby too and I have water and drain lines down below I'd hate for the roots to disrupt it and pay $1,000's to fix my waste drain










Also don't like the yellow leaves in the fall although pretty cool looking shape.








Some thick growth rings. Landscape grows wild around here with the rains and humidity and the summer heat.





but I am leaving it as is and see if it will come back to life, again!


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Old 05-05-2022, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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but I am leaving it as is and see if it will come back to life, again!
Incredible. Trees are so resilient around here. It's alive!! I really don't like this spot for it but I may just prune and shape accordingly.


Impressive to see new growth after I chopped it down as I did. Ignore the camera. It's a timelapse camera I have facing my Pin Oaks





Just popping out where ever it wants. No fertilizer or anything was added. Just the compost in the ground from 2014.

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Old 05-05-2022, 07:11 AM
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Location: Coastal Georgia
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I love redbuds and dogwoods. I miss the beautiful ones I had in Ohio. I’ve tried them both here in GA, but they didn’t make it.
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Old 06-05-2022, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Default New Life Continues

The thread title rings so true with this tree. Once again...NEW LIFE.


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I love redbuds and dogwoods. I miss the beautiful ones I had in Ohio. I’ve tried them both here in GA, but they didn’t make it.
Redbuds are definitely pretty in the spring with their pink/purple blooms. Leaves are cool because they are so big when mature.




Anyway -- Trees are so resilient around here. I mean you can chop any tree off and it just comes back to life. Incredible.


From this to now...







Now I have to figure out if I wanna just keep pruning low it or totally dig it up. I have waste and water lines underneath as well as electric lines right above it. Just a bad spot for a tree.
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Old 06-05-2022, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Redbuds and dogwoods are two of the trees I miss about the east coast. We had quite a few back in WV. We have a few serviceberry trees that are doing okay, but very slow growing here.
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Old 08-09-2022, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Unbelievable how much you can chop off a tree and it just comes back. I'm always amazed witnessing it in person. I do this with my Mature Pine tree. Chop the top off and it just keeps growing. Oak too in the summer I prune it and it gets healthier.


Look at this Redbud tree this morning after I stripped it all and chopped it down halfway. Crazy

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Old 08-09-2022, 11:48 PM
 
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That's what redbuds do. It's a native tree, and in the wrong location can be invasive. It sprouts seedlings everywhere, and will require herbicides to keep them down.

That close to the house, I'd take it completely out.
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Old 08-13-2022, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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I had an eastern redbud. The slowest growing tree ever. Always looked half dead with its 5-6 leaves usually burning off in the Sydney summer. Perhaps the climate wasn't right for it. After transplanting it, I thought it died but it too sprouted leaves. Then later, I think I killed it by accident.
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