|Carpathian (English) Walnuts were hit particularly hard.|
|Although some of the Carpathians seemed to miss most of the damage.|
That is one of the weaknesses of single-event, cold stress-tests to determine cold hardiness of seedlings. Luck plays a part.
|Black Walnut for comparison.|
|Catkins on a Sawtooth Oak tree. Catkins are where the pollen comes from.|
|Three Sawtooth Oak marching up the left side of the image. They are brown with catkins, not newly emerging leaves.|
Some random images.
|Pears in the orchard. As you can see the pear trees are fully leafed out.|
|Apples. Not quite as fully leafed out as the pears.|
|Looking across the pasture. The trees that are fully leafed out, from left-to-right, Norway Spruce, Red Maple, Sugar Maple, Trident Maple. The trees that are not leafed out are primarily Black Locust and Northern Red Oak.|
|The earliest specimens of Autumn Olive started blooming a couple of days ago. These are a major marker because it is a common plant (considered an invasive alien), you can smell the flowers from a distance and it is an important honey plant.|
|This species also fixes Nitrogen so it is useful even if it is not a native.|
|Common Ground Ivy (aka, Creeping Charlie) as a ground cover beneath a tree.|