Q.Planted a 45′ x 40′ autumn Purple Ash tree September 13, 2019. Today, April 2020, there are no signs of leaf bud/growth. What’s
up? Other trees I planted at the same time are starting to have leaves (Eastern Redbud, Sensation Maple). Why no leaves on my ash tree?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Even with proper planting, watering, soil content, fertilizer, a new planting may not survive and reasons for this to happen may not be known. Most reputable garden centers guarantee their trees, shrubs and some perennials for 1 year.
Do the branches snap off or are pliable? Do a scratch test on the bark. The link below explains this method.
And give the tree a bit more time to wake up. If no signs of life; check with the seller for a replacement.