Trident maple trunk chop problems

Douglarime

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Hello all,

I have a trident maple growing over a rock that I trunk chopped three seasons ago. No buds appeared after the first year. The second year I tried some grafting that did not take. This is the third season, and I’m at a bit of a loss. I know the tree is still alive because of the callouses growing at the wound sites and the greenish color of the roots. The nebari are getting developed and I would sure hate to give up on it now.
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Dav4

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I admire you efforts here but that tree is dead. I did exactly the same thing to a trident ror 2 springs ago. The wounds callussed a bit from stored energy in the trunk but no buds popped. A trident can’t go a full year without foliage never mind three.
 

Douglarime

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David,

Thanks for your reply. The thing that gives me hope the tree is still alive is that taking a small piece of bark off either the tree or root reveals a moist, bright green layer. I have killed a few in the past and they dried out and got brown in pretty short order.
 

Bananaman

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David,

Thanks for your reply. The thing that gives me hope the tree is still alive is that taking a small piece of bark off either the tree or root reveals a moist, bright green layer. I have killed a few in the past and they dried out and got brown in pretty short order.
At lunch will post later. Don't throw away yet!!!
 

revolution

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Read about sweating a tree. Green is typically not a bad sign.
 
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