Just saw your advise thanks. When I apply the layer all the blossoms were done so it shouldn't be an issue. However, there's been no signs of roots after all these times. The only change I see are new buds popping out on the stem below the layer. There must be say 10 buds that are turning into new stems of their own. I wonder if the tree is giving up on the stem above the layer but the leaves above the layer don't look any different then the rest of the tree with no sign of weakening. As of now I'm not to optimistic about it. Probably will wait another month and see. . .
ficus, maple, elm, juniper, pine