Jun 10, 2009 | 9:29 AM PST
I have several figs trees. They are from 3 to 4 years old. Last fall I covered them with burlap and a tarp and put some hay around the roots. This year I uncovered them (May 1) and purned the tips of the branches back until I could seen the green under the bark. I noticed the limbs were blotched (black irregular spots). The limbs were flexible. Now ihave shoots coming out from the base of all trees, however the old wood never budded out. The limbs are flexible, the green under the bark is gone. I am stumped as to what to do next.