Fir buds damaged


#1

One of my subalpine firs and a couple of young Doug firs have incurred some damage to buds that just opened. We had a hard frost along with a snow storm a couple of weeks ago, so it may be frost damage, but some buds on the same trees have developed just fine. I’d appreciate any diagnosis and have added a photo of the subalpine fir. Thanks!


(Jonas Dupuich) #2

Damage from the cold would be my first guess, though I’m not familiar enough with the varieties - or the cold! - to know for sure. How’s the overall health of the trees? And have they been repotted lately?


#3

Yes, the subalpine was repotted in late April. Never thought about that jeopardizing the buds. They’re otherwise quite healthy, in fact the subalpine has put out a second flush of growth each of the last two summers.


(Jonas Dupuich) #4

If the trees seem to be growing well everywhere else, I don’t know that I’d worry much at this point, but it would be interesting to hear from anyone who’s seen the same thing in their trees.


#5

Better late than never, I suppose: this was definitely frost damage, saw it on these species all throughout the forests around here, old and young trees alike.