I have an apricot tree that is approximately 27 years old and every year in the early spring, it is the first tree to bloom. Then it bears fruit. This spring there were no white flowers on it and does not have any leaves. Not sure what is going on. Could it be dead? The ends of the branches look alive but the trunk looks dormant. Any advice?
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This can usually be attributed to poor pollination. Both flowers and fruiting will not take place. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apricots/apricot-tree-not-fruiting.htm Unfortunately, this has become more of an issue with the decline of honey bees. These articles will help you with attracting pollinators: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/insect-pollination-process.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/creating-a-pollinator-garden.htm