We had an extremely harsh winter this year. One of my crepe myrtles has turned completely black. The tree which turned black is the most exposed of the seven trees at the back of the fence line. I have noticed that one near the opposite end appears to be turning black as well. Any ideas?
Crepe Myrtle Trunk Turned Black
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It is most likely the cold. This cold has damaged many plants this year. If the branches are still alive, they will regrow their leaves. These articles will help you as well to tell if they are alive: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm