Latent buds

Related to Latent buds: axillary bud, lateral bud, bud scale scar
(Bot.) buds which remain undeveloped or dormant for a long time, but may eventually grow.

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Unless new growth can emerge from below ground, latent buds (some plants have the capacity, many others do not) the plant will die.
And if we do it with care, it may sprout again from some of the latent buds.
In either case, new trunks will need to be developed, and this will require retraining from shoots that originate from uninjured portions of the vine near the graft union (assuming there are live, latent buds in the graft region of the scion).
This process encourages the plant to make new growth elsewhere when the flow of sap is diverted to latent buds concealed beneath the bark.
Give them a little nitrogen (fish emulsion) in the fall; that's when strawberries develop latent buds for the following spring.
But when latent buds are forced open beneath pruned shoots, there is actually less trunk growth on a pruned than on an unpruned tree.
You may save the plant by pruning it right back to encourage latent buds to sprout at ground level.