Why are there so many dead fruit trees in Denver?

“Why is my fruit tree dead?”

If you’re a homeowner in Denver and Douglas County, there’s a good chance you may be asking that same question. The Mother’s Day frost of May 10th wiped out a variety of fruit trees: apple, cherry, plum, and pear. If you have a fruit tree that didn’t bloom this year, there’s a chance it’s a victim of the frost and maybe even tree diseases. (CSU Extension Horticulture)

Fungal diseases in fruit trees

A sub-freezing cold snap like the Mother’s Day blizzard can weaken and shock a tree’s vascular system.

How do I know if my trees are dead?

Why are some of your trees taking longer to bud?

The weather’s getting warmer, but not everybody’s waking up to spring. If you look out at your backyard, some of your trees look dead. No leaves, no buds, just the naked branches of winter. Are they dead?! How do you know if they’re still alive? ABC Denver recently asked our owner Gabe Fielding to share some of his insight on this year’s delay in tree growth:

There are a few good explanations for why your trees may be taking longer to bloom this year…