Arborvitae freeze

A friend in New England was not home when a bad freeze hit recently. She say sit's dead. Is there any hope to revive the thing? Any tips? She is not able to go online - I'm just trying to help her - said they were very expensive etc.
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On Wed, 28 Jan 2009 17:17:49 -0800 (PST), val189

Give it some time and look for new growth, it may not be dead. Is it all brown? Do the branches snap or bend? Scratch a little bark off with your fingernail and see if you can see any green. Arborvitae grow well in cold climates; it may have root damage, dehyrated, wind burn, etc.
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It's not dead... it's January in New England... it's hibernating. Arborvitae begin to drop many of their leaves/needles from the early part of the prior year's growth late each fall so by mid winter it can look kind of bare and scraggly... actually being less lush is an asset for the plant, less ice and snow can accumulate. There won't be any new growth till like mid May. Arborvitae tolerates cold better than most all conifers. And as to it being an expensive plant, that's absolutely ridiculous, a 30" specimen will cost like $30.
http://www.aboutarborvitae.com
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