I believe this is a Gum Bumelia. I collected it over a year ago and within a month or so all the leaves turned brown and fell off. In the Fall, shortly after I pronounced it dead, a pair of tiny green shoots came up from under the soil. Fast forward to now (Spring) and more growth has emerged.
Let’s say, for the purpose of this post, that the trunk above the soil died last year. Is it possible this growth could pump new life into that same trunk? Or is it that once it’s gone, it’s gone forever?