[nafex] Record cold

david liezen chandos49 at hotmail.com
Mon Jan 6 19:04:01 EST 2014


Get the hay on 'em now! Although some kinds are sturdy against such cold, depending to some extent on what rootstock they stand on. Don't take chances.
Dave Liezen


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> From: amandaisoutdoors at hotmail.com
> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:36:13 -0500
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Record cold
>
> I just planted my trees this past spring. It is supposed to get -11
> tonight and -1 high tomorrow in western PA. I am worrying about my trees
> not being well established enough to survive. Should I be trying to pile
> hay around them or something else?
> Thanks, and hope all of your plants do alright!!
> Amanda
>
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Matt Demmon
> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 11:33 AM
> To: nafex mailing list at ibiblio
> Subject: Re: [nafex] Record cold
>
> It sounds like it'll be worse for the more southern folk than for us up
> here. The low predicted for tonight here is -12, which is pretty low, but
> within the 'normal' range for us. We've also currently have about 20" of
> snow on the ground, a lot for us. I've experienced -22 at my location, and
> we typically get lows below zero 5-10 times a winter. But not for the last
> several winters. Unfortunately I planted some semi-hardy things last spring
> like jujubes and mulberries that often die back here in severe winters, and
> I was hoping for a couple more mild winters for them to get established
> before it got really cold.
>
> Hopefully the snow and the straw I piled around them will balance out the
> -12 temperature and the 30 mph winds!!
>
> -matt
> z5 se MI
>
>
> On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 6:53 AM, Elizabeth Hilborn
> <ehilborn at mebtel.net>wrote:
>
>> Good luck to everyone. Best wishes for high rates of plant survival.
>>
>> Betsy Hilborn
>> 6a? Central NC
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