Leafless Green Ash in Late May 2013

“What’s the deal with the trees this spring?!”

After the spring of 2012’s phenomenally warm temperatures and early leaves and blooms, you, like many, have probably been wondering about some of the still-leafless trees this late spring. Yes, the overly chilly temperatures have slowed some leafing down a bit, but there is more to the story than that.

You may have noticed some of our earliest leafing (and flowering) trees starting to do their thing in early-to-mid April. Then…duhn, duhn, DUH! We had (at least) three late hard freezes about a week apart in April. (more…)