Honey Locust Trees Leafed Out Late And Very Thin This Year

Question From: R. Woodford - Concordia, Kansas, United States
Q: I have 2 honey locust trees in my yard. Both tress were very late leaving out this spring. They also didn't put on many leaves-thin and a lot of branches at the top with still have no leaves. Now the bigger tree has leaves turning yellow and falling? Ideas?

A: My guess is you trees are in their death throes. It's the leaves that produce food for the trees to live and yours do not have enough for them to sustain life. However, miracles do happen. Keep them well watered from not on. You might also get an onsite inspection from a certified arborist. To find one in your area go to www.tcia.org and enter your zip code. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy