The vicious fall/spring weather also opens an old wound from the days when Fritz and I were house shopping. I wanted something in an established neighborhood with big trees and hardwood floors. And Fritz wanted something in a new neighborhood with energy efficiency and plenty of space. The trees will grow! he said. We compromised: Fritz got a new, big, energy efficient house, and I got an upgrade to wood floors. But the trees? I don't think there is even much hope anymore.
They are still so small and fragile. And every year we replant one or two that were lost to the weather.