However, if you look very closely you can see that actually it is starting to recover and there are signs of growth. so maybe they will actually survive and grow into full size trees.
On another tree related issue, we planted a walnut tree a few years ago, but as yet it has yet to produce any nuts. We knew it would take a few years, but we were not sure how many. Anyway it looks like we might actually get a few this year.
I have only counted about six, but it's a start anyway.