Q. I have a tree planted by the city in front of my house about 4-5 yrs ago.
Your tree was damaged by fire late last year and did not bud up, leaf out or bloom this year. It is most likely dead and should be removed. If the damage did not kill the tree, there should have been some sign of life this summer. Even if it had some life in it, the tree would not be very esthetic due to the damage.