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live oak freeze damage #682689

Asked March 04, 2021, 3:43 PM EST

My live oak (5-6 in diameter) has lost 99% of foliage. Do you think it will recover?  Anything to do now? How will I know if it is dead? It is located on curb side of yard which makes it a city of Frisco tree. 

Denton County Texas

Expert Response

They are really dropping leaves everywhere and it is distressful! Because live oaks would be dropping leaves about this time anyway, I think they will be fine. I would certainly not declare it dead yet. What we are recommending is wait and see approach before doing any trimming. I am not recommending much of any special treatment, fertilizer for example can add stress. We have been putting out a lot of information on the Aggie Horticulture Facebook page that might be helpful. 

Let me know if I can help you further. 

Janet Laminack Replied March 04, 2021, 4:13 PM EST

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