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Did you know that snow can insulate? If you haven’t, take a look around town and you might notice how some plants, especially Indian Hawthorns, have healthy new growth down at the very bottom, but brown and crispy foliage on the top. The reason the plants look healthy on the bottom is because the snow and ice actually insulated and protected that portion of the plant from the frigid air. Aside from the frigid air, the added wind further dehydrated the plants. There are two solutions to dealing with this problem. You can completely remove the plant, or you can cut all the dead portions off. If you go the route of aggressively trimming them, just be aware that they won’t look good for a long time. Hope this helps and let us know if you guys have any questions!