Haha! Couldn’t resist. But let me get to the point.
We’ve got a couple of yews in our yard. We’ve probably had them for about three years. They’ve done okay over the winters, so far, although usually I have to trim off a few dead branches.
When the snow melted a few weeks ago, however, this is the “yew view” that greeted me.
Disappointing. . . especially since this guy was SO covered with snow that I couldn’t even see it until after the snow melted. So why the damage? Usually evergreens suffer winter die-back or browning as a result of the wind drying them out. How this guy got dried out when he was literally buried in snow, I have no idea. And the other yew we have, which is in another garden altogether, looks just about as bad.
So now the question is, do I replace them? Or do I cut them back (fairly severely, as you can see) and see if they grow again?
Anyone have experience with yews? Drop some knowledge on me, yew people! (Hahaha! Ok, I’ll stop now.)