Green Acres

Horticultural Questions and Answers for Upcoming Summer

My ash, elm and caragana look dead. Should I cut my tree or shrub down right away and be done with it?

On April 19, Fort Benton temperatures were as high as 76 degrees. On April 29, Fort Benton temperatures were as low as 13 degrees. Many buds were destroyed from extreme rise and fall in temperature. Below is a response from Dr. Cheryl Moore Gough (Retired MSU Horticultural Extension Specialist). Severe temperature fluctuations in April have damaged buds of many deciduous trees and shrubs. The trees appear to be dead. Deciduous trees shou...