After a warm spell has set all nature off its guard a foot or so of snow in April can cause serious tree damage. Yet the larch does not carry the surface area of leaf that with other trees will take on excessive weight. And the fallen birch here has no leaf out at all.
Who's to say which will be the ones to show greater resilience?
Sheltered from the northern blast on the woodland edge some bilberry is already happily flowering, while that growing in more exposed locations sensibly bides its time.