We have a 30 yr old weeping hemlock about 3 ft high and 6ft across. This...

Asked April 29, 2014, 8:21 AM EDT

We have a 30 yr old weeping hemlock about 3 ft high and 6ft across. This winter it it lost many needles and those that remain look pale and dry. will it come back?

Baltimore County Maryland trees and shrubs winter burn weeping hemlock

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Many species of trees and shrubs, especially needled and broadleaf evergreens, suffered some degree of winter burn this winter. it is more difficult for needled evergreens to recover from severe winter burn, so the recovery of your hemlock is problematic. The oncoming rain this week may be a saving grace, but our only recourse is to wait and see. Give the tree two or three weeks before giving up on it.
LS