Dogwood Trees
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Older Dogwood Trees

Zone Hershey,PA | Anonymous added on May 15, 2018 | Answered

My Fifteen Year old Dogwood Trees did not green up or flower this spring. They are located in my front yard. While the ones in my backyard and side yard did beautifully! Looking at them close up they are not totally dead. When I break small branches there is green inside. They were not drastically pruned last year. And I know to prune after the flowering is over with. I am having a difficult time figuring why no green leaves appeared this spring or red/fushia pink flowers appeared either. The two trees affected the same way and at the exact same time is strange as well. They would look healthy if it were winter season. But, now they look very strange with no green leaves. All the trees in my yard and the neighborhood are now green. The only clue of an idea might be the yellow viney ground cover planted under the two trees. But, that too has been there for years. I keep it trimmed low with a lawn trimmer. And even from time to time pull it away from both tree trunks. However, I did not think a ground cover plant could choke off and kill two fully grown established trees. What might be your views?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 15, 2018

When a tree dies or in your case possible 2, it is a process of determining the cause and even with detective work, sometimes no cause can be determined.

These links will help you.

http://www.trianglegardener.com/why-did-my-tree-just-die/

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/what-does-a-dying-tree-look-like-signs-that-a-tree-is-dying.htm

I would also suggest talking with your County Extension Office. They may have some insight to your region and it's weather, diseases and pests.
Here is a link to help you locate your nearest office.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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