(OT) Did this late winter kill the trees here?

Here in northern Ohio, all of the the trees in this area still haven't budded, and the ones that did have stunted, shriveled, discolored and frostbitten leaves.
Temperatures the past month or so have been way below average, and the area was hit by a snowstorm just last week. Is it safe to say that the trees are dead for this season?
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I am not an expert...but if last week you had an snowstorm i guess the trees are waiting to have a better weather to start to grow. IN toronto some trees didnt start either yet
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starman wrote:

Not unless they were already stressed to the edge of death, and would have been dead by the end of the year anyway.
This is hardly the first time northern Ohio had a late April snow storm, or had colder than average temperatures in April. And it won't be the last. It's just plain silly to think that a little bad weather in April is going to kill the trees. If it wasn't bad enough to kill-off the people of Ohio, it wasn't bad enough to kill-off the trees of Ohio. Those trees are far hardier than you are.
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My sister lives in Lake County. According to her, the trees are normal for this time of year. That is, they are blooming and leafing out as expected. I have noticed a lot of tip die-back on shrubs and younger trees here in SW Ohio. I spend part of the week pruning dead branches as part of my general spring clean-up effort. The weather has been unusually cold here - about 10F lower than normal. We are under a frost advisory for tonight and tomorrow night. I often have my annual planted by this time, but I wouldn't consider doing so for the next two weeks after looking at the extended forecast.
If anything is responsible for damaging plant material this year, I think it would be sudden onset of cold weather around Christmas followed by a couple of weeks of unseasonably warm weather in January, followed by a sudden, extended cold snap.
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