Damage to trees and plants caused by snow and frost are part of nature's merry dance.
It's pretty much always been that way, and although some years will thankfully be milder than others, the recent winter weather has been pretty harsh – especially for young trees, hedging and shrubs.
Frost damage to young leaves, shoots, buds and roots
Any part of a plant that hasn't had time to become hardy may have suffered from freeze and thaw. This will be most evident on last year's growth on evergreen plants.