I have 2 Autumn Moon maples and both seem to have lost their buds over the winter.... just a bunch of hollow sockets left where buds had formed last fall. Did the birds pick at them and eat 'em? Are my trees sick? These are two of the maples I got at the nursery auction last fall so I don't know how well treated they were throughout our hot summer. Both appear to have green wood and I've even noticed secondary buds popping out, slowly but surely. I'm just wondering what caused the trees to lose their buds to begin with. I buried the pots in the ground over the winter, by the way, and then piled some leaves on top of the pots. Was this my mistake?
Most of my trees are leafing out this week due to the abnormally warm weather. I'm especially in love with my new Katsura and Koto No Ito is just ready to break open. I plan to take some pics, but can't locate my camera at the moment.