Large aspen hardly leafed out by June 1, near Santa Fe, NM
I have recently moved to Santa Fe from CA and know nothing about aspens! But I am very worried about this tree. I bought the house in January, and of course the tree was bare. Then it made little tassels like pussy willows. The neighborhood is full of aspens and everyone else's is fully leafed out, as is a smaller one across my driveway. But the big one in photos here just has tiny leaves on just a few banches. I started watering it with drip hose and don't know if that will help or not. I hope someone has some ideas because it is a beautiful tree that I want to keep alive. The black cracks in the bark may mean a problem but I don't know enough about how they are supposed to look when healthy. I presume it is probably around 25 years old, because the house was built in 1995-? Thank you.
Santa Fe County New Mexico