Hemlock Wind Burn Browning
Planted two beautiful Canadian Hemlocks and a dwarf hemlock on the shady (during the summer) west side of my house last summer. They were doing beautifully going into the winter. It is now mid March and in the last few weeks all the south facing branches have turned brown and appear to be dead. I know this is wind burn / winter kill from warm winds and frozen grounds. My question is are these branches totally dead or will the needles come back. Also how do I treat / winterize hemlocks to prevent this. I watered them well before the ground froze for the winter.