Originally Posted by Payin-the-Toll
What happened to my tree??:confused:
I recommend that you contact your county extension office
, and they should be able to assist you or point you to someone who can. I'm a frequent visitor to our local county extension office here, both for questions & advice, and also for hort related classes. The folks are very knowledgeable, and have some of the best contacts available to people who are specialists in their given field, i.e.- trees, flowering plants, vegetable plants, grasses (turf & ornamental), food, health, etc. They're funded by your tax $$, so most
of their services are free of additional cost to you.
BTW, one of my neighbors down the street had the same thing happen to his crabapple tree last year. It flowered, fruited, then immediately dropped it's leaves and died. I don't know the cause, nor does he, and he didn't contact anyone to find out what may have been the cause.
Some trees in that genus (prunus) do tend to be short lived, so it's possible that it had just fulfilled it's life. Even if that may be the case, I'd still contact your extension office.