I have a pplum tree that is 5-6 years old and has always been very healthy. This year we had 2 hard freezes after the leaves started to come out. It now has no leaves of the branches at all. Is the tree dead or just dormant until next year?

Your answer

Your name to display (optional):
Privacy: Your email address will only be used for sending these notifications.
Anti-spam verification:
To avoid this verification in future, please log in or register.

2 Answers

It might be dormant.  I would wait until next year to see if it blooms again.
by (1.3k points)
So the only way to tell if it is still alive is to trim off a side branch a couple inches at a time............if it is still alive you will start to see green inside a cut part.  Fruit trees are not happy when 2 heavy frost hit it.  The center piece still might be alive.  I would leave it alone and see what happens in the spring.  By early spring you might only see some prebudding on lower inner branches.  By May you should know.  If you so see prebuds starting and you are warned of frost.  you could use a night cover using a long pole to cover it and tie it down and you take it off when the temps are over 32.  We had the same problem 4 years in a row.  This is the first year that any of our trees had fruit....we live in NE PA
by (150k points)

Related questions

0 answers
0 answers
1 answer
0 answers
asked May 25, 2013 by anonymous | 121 views
Welcome to InTheYard.org. Please ask and answer yard and garden questions and help build a great gardening community.


Most popular tags

please help how to take care of yellowing leaves best time to prune how do i get rid of them harvest please help asap! browning leaves picking growing tips please help asap how to grow. how to grow pruning tips will it survive identify please identify not sure what to do yellow leaves transplant harvesting how to prune best time to plant help! freezing might not survive no flowers what do i use to rid them advice needed info. when and how to transplant get rid of invasive brown edges please help. help curling leaves should i remove i need growing tips no blooms please advise how to transplant what causes should i cut it back? pruning best way to transplant and when first time leaf drop buds falling off what can i do when to cut back best time to transplant should i cut it back advise on planting will it grow tomato plants what to do dying leaves turning brown leaves falling off ripe leaf problems caring for plants soil type watermelon what does it look like seeds planting gardenia plant mango and avacado tree propagation questions cuttings planting schedule melon ripeness brown leaves what are these worms hibiscus plant advise needed gardenning need advice were should i plant it how to treat tomatoes root depth get rid of fungus distance between plants dying leaves when to pick tomato plants leaves curling up how do i get rid of it when to harvest vegetables how short never bloom buy seed to plants please help! need help will they survive get rid of mushrooms permantely freezing fresh veggies yellow and dropping leaves time of year
14,051 questions
7,155 answers
18,591 users