3 year old October Glory Maple Question
I realize this is a lot like a doctor trying to diagnose a patient he can not really see but I thought perhaps someone with experience may have some thoughts.
My father-in-law lost a big giant shade tree 5 years ago. It had to be taken down and the trunk grinded. After 2 years with no shade he opted to have a new tree put in. They installed an staked an October Glory Maple about 15 feet from where the prior one was.
It did well for 3 years. This year, there are no leaves at all! It looks like some sprouts are there but so far (and its July!) no leaves. The tree is about 15 feet high. Anywhere I scratch a branch is green underneath. Weather has not been extreme over the last year. He started watering and feeding it but still no leaves.
Any ideas on what might be going on?