Dead locust: why?
I asked earlier about my locust tree. I now think it's dead as it is the only tree in the valley that hasn't leafed out. Cut off some lower new growth shoots that I could reach and all were dry. The main branches have some light green when scraped.
It's been in the ground about here about 4 years and is about 12 feet tall. All sorts of new growth this winter. My question is why would it die? Especially with all the new growth. It has been a cold spring but not brutal. We'll want to plant something all again as it is a feature of the house and want to prevent a recurrence.