Ash Tree after the Snow Storms

This is our Ash tree. It’s 20 years old. In February 2021, we had some fierce winter storms. We ended up with 8-13 inches of snow. (Hard for us to measure.) Unfortunately, many of our trees and bushes didn’t survive. I marked the dead plants with surveyor’s tape. This Ash tree had budded out just before the storms but showed no activity afterward. I marked it with the tape. I considered planting a climbing rose on it, to use it as an arbor. But then we got just a little bit of rain in April and the tree sprouted a few leaves. Maybe in 20 more years, it will look like a tree again.

No leaves — nothing — once it warmed up in the spring.
I marked it with the surveyor’s tape, indicating that it had died.
And then it does this: sprouts leaves. They look so small against the tree limbs.

A Tree Survives the Storms

In June 2019, a storm arrived with winds 70+ miles per hour. This storm uprooted this Hackberry tree. We left it alone, due to its location. In February 2021 we had three snow storms come through, killing even more trees and plants. This Hackberry tree somehow survived and is now leafing out.

Uprooted by the June 2019 storm.
Exposed roots.
Leafing out March 2021.