Maple budding

vegqueenApril 24, 2007

I have 2 enormous maples in my backyard. Not sure if they're sugar or Norway. 2 years ago the leaves were huge, red and orange and healthy. Last year they were smaller, more sparse, only yellow and fell early. A trusted "tree guy" said it was weather related to a drought in our area and they'd be fine this year. So far there is no budding this year. Most of our neighborhood trees are in bud. Should I be worried?

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namnhi2(HOU, TX)

Vegqueen,

Worry doesn't bring back the tree if it decides to go to haven... sit back and enjoy the day.

NamNhi

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 9:45AM
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vegqueen

OK, that was real helpful. Since I don't want my trees to go to "haven" is there anything I can do to help then along and make them healthier? They look like they might be starting to bud today.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 8:06AM
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dottie_in_charlotte(z7-8 NC)

Don't worry vegqueen. Funky weather patterns in late winter have lots of us wondering if our tree is a goner only to have them suddenly break bud and open their leaves in the span of a couple days.
You can't and shouldn't try to force them with added water or nutrients.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2007 at 4:31PM
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