Last year, I planted two small apple trees, a ‘Granny Smith Supreme’ and a ‘Red Delicious Supreme’. The trees are about 4-1/2 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.
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