Dieback on Pagoda Dogwood

I have a Pagoda Dogwood planted three years ago that after the first winter has been experiencing die-off of successive branches. I have lost half the bulk of the tree with two of three remaining branches dead, dying or (so…

Dogwood sawfly?

I’m almost positive I have identified dogwood sawfly as the culprit eating the leaves on my Cornus alternifolia. I’ve never found caterpillar/larvae though I look. I have found webby things on the undersides of some leaves. But just now I…

Possible squirrel damage to tree

We planted a pagoda dogwood tree last year. It came through the winter fine and looked good all summer, but about five days ago, I noticed a squirrel in it, eating the berries. The squirrel had also chewed off the…

Pruning a pagoda dogwood

Can I prune a pagoda dogwood now (ie in June) or do I have to wait until next spring? The perennials planted below are being badly shaded and I wanted to remove the lower branches.…