Experts and BHG readers answer.
New Peach tree...is it dead?
The best way to tell if a tree is still alive is to see if the branches are still pliable. If, when you bend them, the snap off it's not a good sign. You can also take a small knife and scrape away a little bark. If you don't see any green it's likely the tree is dead. If you think it's dead I'd talk to who you bought it from about their returns policy.