Did the tree look okay last year? In other words, is the lack of leaves this year the first indication something is wrong? If you examine the bark at the base of the affected areas (the transition between healthy and afflicted tissues), do you notice anything that looks unusual, such as sunken areas, oozing sap, etc.?
Thanks in advance for your patience as we try to get you the right answer and not just a quick one!
This is the firsti have noticed no leaves. I did prune in January. Have not noticed and sap or leaking of anything . What hrs are u guy open too drop off samples
The office is open Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. If you need to make arrangements outside of these hours, we can probably accommodate, as someone is generally there by 8pm, and I often stay 'til 6pm. When you pruned in January, did you notice anything unusual? I'm sure you noticed we had some nasty weather well after January, so it is possible the tree was fine when you pruned and started to emerge from dormancy only to be hit by cold. Samples as described previously will help.