A large shrub or tree, almost dead?

hokiegirl02June 28, 2014

We have this plant that has not come back to life this season. Holes in the leaves - does that mean beetles? Caterpillar? I don't know. There is some green foliage at thevery top but it is otherwise very brown. It is in a Sunny location. I would like to know what it is so i canfigure out if we can save it or if it needs to be cut down. It is beautiful when green.

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hokiegirl02

Close up of leaves.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 8:06AM
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shadeyplace(7)

I do not know what this is but it does not look almost dead >>.it looks dead.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 8:07AM
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weedlady(Central OH 6)

"Really most sincerely dead." (Said of the Witch in Oz! LOL)

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 11:07AM
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duluthinbloomz4

"... pining for the fjords? 'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This (shrub) is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!"

Taking liberal license from Monty Python's "Dead Parrot" skit. Time to get out the saw and shovel.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 11:56AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Can't not say it:

He's dead, Jim.

[Star Trek.]

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 12:07PM
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thedecoguy

Prunus laurocerasus.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 12:37PM
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hokiegirl02

Thank to everyone, especially thedecoguy who was actually helpful. ;). Now,more than ever, I am thinking the tree *is* actually dead....

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 2:15PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

what made you think that... lol

ken

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 4:29PM
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