Question: Last year, I planted two small apple trees, a ‘Granny Smith Supreme’ and a ‘Red Delicious Supreme’. The trees are about 4-½ feet tall and did bloom. However, my puppy ate one of them – well, chewed about 2 feet of it off. My question is, Will it regrow or fix itself, or should I dig it up and throw it away? They are precious to me, as I live in a historic Civil War–era home and the property is just gorgeous. We are trying hard to keep it as is.
Answer: Not being able to see the tree, it is hard to advise. I would transplant the damaged tree to a less-prominent spot and plant a new one. Try a variety like Baldwin, Jonathan, or Northern Spy.
–Gardening experts George and Becky Lohmiller, Hancock, New Hampshire