I have two small blueberry bushes that I planted last summer.
During winter I've had a hare/rabbit that has chewed them up. Only the 2-3 innermost biggest core branches of each plant remains and these have been cut to 3/4 of their original size.
On these remaining branches part of the bark on the top of half has been stripped off by the animal.
The plants have lost about 1/2 of their original mass.
It's still winter right now. Should I expect these plants to be able to recover this year or maybe next year and eventually produce some fruits?
Or should I just uproot them come spring and buy new ones?