Late frost on Japanese red maples

We have two five-year old Japanese red maples that were hit by a fairly hard late frost. The trees had leaved and were beautiful, but now all the leaves are brown. Will it be okay, and do we need to do anything to help them?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

The late frosts have affected plants all over the country, but for the most part the plants will recover. Your Japanese maples will probably put out another set of leaves this spring, dropping the ones that were hit by frost. I suggest you take extra care with the trees this summer to make sure that theyare not further stressed by drought, but otherwise there is nothing much that needs to be done. If any new stems were hit, wait a while for them to leaf out and if not, trim them back to live wood.


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