Q. My tree developed buds this year but has not bloomed. Will it come back next year?
Your tree has developed buds this spring, but they crumble when rubbed between your fingers. Most likely they incountered a freeze or heavy frost. It would help to know the name of the tree. In any case it should leaf out even if the leaf buds encountered the same weather conditions. If it doesn't leaf out this year, chances are it will not survive.