English Ivy Seems Mostly Dead After Brutal Winter

Question From: t. trueblood - Belvidere, Illinois, United States
Q: my English ivy that is growing up my maple tress is quite lovely, with the brutal winter we just had will the ivy "come back" this year, it appears to have died on the tails up the tree, many of my neighbors are asking me also, please advise, and thank you

A: Tim, Time will tell. The leaves may fall and new growth from latent buds will emerge if the branches are alive. If not there will probably be life left in the roots and new shoots will emerge. It's a waiting game and Mother Nature is in control. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy.