During the winter following the freeze, fruit growers in Utah were deeply concerned over the effects of the cold on their orchards, since it was observed that not only were fruit buds killed, but the tissues of the trunks, limbs, and twigs were turning brown. The question at once arose as to whether or not this browning indicated the approaching death of the trees. It was, therefore, considered important to determine, if possible, the nature and extent of the damage, to discover any factor which might have favored or lessened the injury, and finally to offer suggestions to the orchardist for avoiding in the future the maximum amount of injury to his trees.
Abell, T. H., "Bulletin No. 202 - Some Observations on Winter Injury in Utah Peach Orchards" (1927). UAES Bulletins. Paper 169.