Don’s Expert Answers: Dog chewed bottom branches of young magnolia tree

Question From:
in Bairnsdale, Bairnsdale Victoria

Nature of problem:
Dog chewed bottom branches of young magnolia tree

Type of Plant (if known):

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Dog chewed off majority of bottom branches, leaving around 5 cm left on each branch.and just wanting to know if they’ll grow back or be replaced.

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
Clay, but added good quality soil when planted.

How often do you water the plant:
Few times a week. Irrigated.

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:
Full sun

How long since you planted it:
6 months

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Slow release when planted and seasol regularly

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:
Coveted with sheet on 44 degree days to protect from sunburn

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Other Comments:
Do i need to replace the tree or will it grow to be a beautiful specimen?

This is in the lap of the gods. Water & fertilise it well and cross your fingers.