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Q.My Weeping Cherry Tree Has No Sign Of Buds. It Is Mid-April In Southwest Michigan. Is It Dead?

Zone Spring Lake, MI 49456 | dobey3391 added on April 15, 2024 | Answered

It lost its leaves early last year. This would be its 8th year.

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Answered on April 15, 2024

It does sound like there may be an issue. I wouldn't discount the tree just yet. They should start showing signs around the end of April into may, so it could still be trying to break dormancy. I would snap a twig on the tree and make sure that it has some give to it. Green can indicate a living branch, as well. If all branches are brittle, then it may be a lost cause.

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