We live in central England and have 3 old olive trees that were planted early spring and were thriving. We suffered with a very cold spell over Christmas, albeit with not a lot of snow, and 2 of the trees have lost all of their leaves. The 3rd has a few remaining leaves. They don't have any buds but the stems are still green and bendy. Wiil they recover? Is there anything we should be doing to encourage growth?
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As long as the stems are still alive, the trees can recover. The best thing that you can do with them is to just give them a little extra TLC. Trees that are more stressed are more likely to get pests so keep a sharp eye out for a possible pest infestation and treat it as soon as possible if you see one start.