Reviving a tree which trunk was buried..is it possible?
Hi everyone...first time using the forum, so hopefully I am doing this right. Definitely not an expert in gardening, but need some assistance please.
We have what we believe to be a Western Red Cedar in our backyard. Approx 70ft tall...so a mature tree.
We had a landscaper in which did some lot leveling with some retaining walls and we believge he might have buried the trunk of the tree approx 2ft or so...not sure exactly how much though.
This has been a year ago and now the summer has come and the tree leaves is not greening but remain brown.
This morning I went and cut down a branch to have a closer look and noticed that the top side of the leaves are brown and the underneath is green. The little leave branches seem to be flexible so the tree isn't dry I dont think.
No expert here, so bare with me please.
Also noticed that some bark on the lower section of the trunk has seperated from the tree.
Is the tree dying on us? and secondly...Can we save it in any way?
Thanks everyone. Really would appreciate your assistance as we really do not want to lose the tree and are very hopeful we can save it.