All this cold and snow cover coupled with an unchecked rabbit population has resulted in extensive damage to several of our younger smaller JM. At first one is grateful for the significant snow cover as it does provide protection from that record setting cold. But it also allows for the rabbits to reach higher into the branches of the dwarf maples. They eat all these tender branches. I have no doubt that 2 of my maples will not survive. Yesterday I went out and removed some of the surrounding snow! As well I sprayed the tree with some deer repellent that I had leftover from last year. Very frustrating. Have you experienced similarly?