Not leading this spring

Asked April 17, 2020, 11:28 PM EDT

My fan-Tex ash tree has not put any leaves on this spring. The tree is not dead. The lead buds are not growing. What is wrong?

Ector County Texas

1 Response

Thanks for the question to Extension.
Many trees are coming out of dormancy late this year. Patience may be in order. If you're sure the tree is still alive and the buds are swelling, give it some time.

Avoid overreacting by applying fertilizer, root stimulator or excess irrigation. These things could exacerbate the problem..