Three years ago I planted five Live Southern Oak tress. One of the trees was run over twice in the first week of being planted and split the trunk where it branches out. I have it tied and have continued to water it hoping it will grow. It’s been three years and there has been no growth; should I keep hope or should I go ahead and replace it with a new tree?
The first two pictures are the tree that was run over, the third is what one of the other tress that was planted at the same time.
The tree is obviously still alive. So the question is, will you be ok with it as is? If these were planted in a row or as part of a master landscape plan, the sooner you replacing it the better in order to keep the a consistent look to the other trees.
~Jeff Harper of Harper’s Nursery.