Fig Tree

fig tree

Zone Zone 6 NC | Patricia added on June 9, 2014 | Answered

This year the fig tree does not have leaves on the upper half of the branches. Tree is about 10 ft. tall and 10 years old.

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Answered on June 11, 2014

One strong possibility is that the severe winter had its effect on your fig. It can take two or three years for plants to recover from bad weather. You can prune off any dead branches now, and follow pruning instructions in the following years:
To be absolutely sure there are no pest or pathogen issues going on, you can take some leaf and branch samples to the Extension Service for analysis. This link will help you locate one:

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