Q.How Can I Tell If My Fig Tree Survived The Winter Storms
I live in central Texas. We had a severe winter storm in February. My fig tree normally has buds by this time of year but so far I don’t see any. Could the extreme weather kill my fig tree or did it just go dormant a little longer. What should I do to help my tree? I had a tree specialist come March 7th to trim the tree but he said it shouldn’t be trimmed at this time to call him back in October, which I thought was strange. Any advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
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The cold may have killed the buds. You can tell if the branches survived by scraping off some of the bark. It should be green underneath. Here is more about figs: