We know the winter sun, wind and cold temperatures are tough on people. They’re tough on plants as well.
While lawns are finally greening up, many evergreens remain brown.
Yews were especially hard hit in central Wisconsin last winter. Dwarf Alberta spruce, arborvitae, hemlocks and other conifers with thin needles are most susceptible to winter browning. Damage is most common on the windy west or sunny south facing sides of plants, but entire plants may be affected.
Don’t give up on them.