So when will your trees begin to blossom? Well, it depends. But today you’re in luck because we’ll share out some clues you can look for so you know whether or not you’re getting close or not.
Let’s jump right in!
There are two primary signs to look for that will indicate that your tree is waking up from its winter slumber. The first is that you notice your tree responding noticeably to warmer days. You’ll observe that the canopy responds to the uptick in light and you’ll notice your trees gaining some color and of course – you begin to see buds.
Here in the northeast, trees have more or less adapted to be super-cautious when it comes to their spring blooming patterns. All it takes is one bad freeze to do a lot of damage. So because of that, trees are a bit slower to sprout their leaves. You’ll see them begin to sprout leaves in the last week of April/early weeks of May. By Memorial Day, they’ll be in full bloom.
But mine still aren’t!
No one likes to be the last dog at the proverbial bowl, and you may be grappling with the deep inferiority complex that’s often associated with your neighbors’ trees having leaves and yours lagging behind. We’re here to tell you to relax, it’s not a big deal.
For one – trees are different. Birch trees and Willows will bloom early. Oaks and elms take longer to bud because they’re trying to protect themselves from the elements. It just depends on your trees, what species they are and what the most important things are for that particular species.
As long as you have buds – you’re in business. If your trees don’t have buds or had them and they’ve shriveled up – then, well – you might have a problem and it’s probably time to call in a professional to see what’s causing the issue.