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Help! Neighbor mowed over young peach tree

 
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Hello,

Our very kind neighbor mowed our yard and accidentally mowed down our young peach tree, about three feet tall. It is cut back very low to the ground and doesn’t have any leaves left. Is there any way to save it? It is a dwarf red haven and special to us because we planted when we moved in.
 
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Graft it.  Quickly.  Go find a peach tree of a variety you like; or buy one at a nursery, plant it, and take a trimming for the old tree.  You will have two then.    

Get a leaf branch that is approximatly the same diameter as the young 'trunk' left in the ground.  Do a four way split or banana splice and tape it on with grafting tape or electrical tape.  Don't lose those established roots!  Graft something on to them.  By the end of the season you will have almost recovered the growth.


 
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