With the amount of snow we’ve had this past winter, Connecticut landscapes have really taken a beating. In the last 3 weeks I’ve seen more damage from this winter than I have in the previous 10 winters combined. Here is a picture of a beautiful Japanese Cutleaf Maple not only with a major crack in the central leader but also trunk damage caused by rodents. Neither situation is good. Let’s hope this mature specimen tree makes it to see another landscape season.