I'm blaming the warm spell we had in late January/early February for this.
I've lost most of my cherry trees this year. We'll be removing them later today or tomorrow. One is nearly 30 years old, two are about 25 years old and the other two are 15 years old. One of the 15 year olds has enough live parts on it that we will cut off the dead portion and see how much it will recover but I don't have much hope for it. Fortunately it is one of the ones that suckers and I see there are a few at the base, so I will be able to regenerate that variety. The apple trees survived although the one that has the best fruit doesn't look its best. We'll cut off the dead parts of that one and see if it survives enough to keep next year. Its really disheartening to lose such old trees.
My neighbour just down the road lost all of hers as well. 7 cherry trees and two big hawthorn trees (planted ones, not the native species). They removed theirs yesterday. Their yard looks so bare with them all gone. :( Her apples all survived with minimal dead branches. My daughter has one cherry and it survived quite well but its just little yet and was mostly covered with snow.
My blueberries aren't doing well. One is dead and one has only one green branch. So only one out of three that is doing OK. I will buy one more to ensure pollination but won't replace them again if they don't survive this year. I have the worst luck with them. Fortunately, the haskaps that I was worried about last fall (they shrivelled and got brown spots all over them before fall), have survived and are doing really well. I had 4 but have purchased two more this spring.
I also lost my purple smoke bush which has been here since we bought the property 30 years ago. I was kind of proud of it as it is a zone 6 plant and has survived all these years in my zone 3/4. My roses are coming back but they died right back to the ground.
None of my thyme survived (it doesn't always come back) and all of my sage plants died.
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