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Shademaster Honey Locusts hurt by late freeze

Shademaster Honey Locusts hurt by late freeze

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Old 06-02-17, 04:47 PM
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Shademaster Honey Locusts hurt by late freeze

We had two late freezes in May just as these were leafing out. It was 27 degrees for 10 hours during the worst one. My 3 big Shademasters just have a few leaves here and there. I have noticed county wide that honey locusts were particularly affected. Is there a chance they'll recover?
 
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Old 06-02-17, 06:03 PM
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I doubt the tree itself suffered any ill effects, just the foliage. Usually they will come back without problems.
 
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Boulder is on the edge of what the Shademaster (thornless honeylocust) will tolerate so it is possible that a late season freeze hurt them. As mentioned the leaves that were out might be lost but the tree should send out a new batch.
 
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Thanks, I'll wait this out for a while. I have 24 yrs invested in these and they have really done well, being about 14" caliper and 35 ft tall. At least we got 5" of precip in May.
 
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They seem to be recovering albeit slowly. Lot of leaves now, just not the usual summer density.
 
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