Winter almost killed my fig
We have three fig trees in the backyard. The two away from the house are almost certainly dead. No budding or leaf activity at all, even near the roots.
The one near the house is about 20' tall and was well trimmed to a nice 10' canopy. Every year it made nice shade and more figs than we could get (although birds and squirrels got most of them).
Anyway, this winter was brutal (duh) and that fig is barely showing signs of life. A few of the big trunk lines show a handful of leaves about 6' up and a lot of activity at the base of the trunk. No tip leaves at all. Branches are pretty pliable still (not dried out).
1) is it savable?
2) should I just wait it out and see if it recovers (probably with no fruits this year)?
3) If I need to take action to save it: what and when?
Side note -- we were going to build a deck around this fig (as a focal point / shade), so if the answer is cutting it back to the ground, we may just cut our losses and plant a new fig elsewhere in the yard.