Smoke Tree Has Green Mold And No Leaves

Question From: s. wachinski - Van Voorhis, Pennsylvania, United States
Q: My smoke tree is a mature tree over 8 yrs old which was fine for many years, this year it has a green mold on it and it is almost july and it has no leaves on it at all this season is it dying?

A: Sandra, If it has not leafed out by now it's toast. Sadly many small trees were badly damaged or killed by the brutally cold winter weather. Your smoke tree was one of them. Best Nancy