[NAFEX] Everything's Dead

Richard O'Barr topgun at otelco.net
Sat Apr 7 23:28:41 EDT 2007

Same here at Zone 7 just south of Huntsville, AL. The figs look like a blowtorch hit them. Same with pecans and grapes.
As for pecans, I too am waiting to see how far back they are damaged. With the sap up, they are very vulnerable.
Following the 1989 freze where the temp stayed below 12 degrees F. for about 10 days and the Red river froze over, we lost over 50 mature pecans trees. Even stuarts in Arkansas were so severely damaged that they came back only from the main trunk and a few feet out the larger limbs.
This was following a good crop and a severe fall drought.
My seven year old trees will hopefully survive the predicted 22 degrees; last night was about 25 degrees F. Some of the younger grafts will undoubtedly die.
The mature american persimmon and the 100 ft tulip poplar were burned back and look really bad. They should both snap back - I hope.

Where the plum and peach foliage still looked O.K. today, but not the fruit.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Zeugitai 
  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 12:59 PM
  Subject: [NAFEX] Everything's Dead

  A walk around outside today confirmed that it's all dead: Rose of Sharon, Holly, Cape Myrtle, various flower bushes, Japanese Persimmon tree, grapes, plums, pears, nearly everything.  I wonder about my mature pecan trees, how the young growth will come through this, or if it will be dead, too.   Prediction is for 22 tonight.  (NE AR)  It's heartbreaking. 


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