[nafex] Record cold

Naomi Counides naomi at oznayim.us
Mon Jan 6 19:46:16 EST 2014


Okay, as a former city person... it is straw not hay.  Straw is a better
insulator and Around here it is $3 a bale versus $10  a bale.  A bale of
straw weighs maybe 40 pounds, a bale of hay weighs 80 give or take.  (18" by
14" by 48")Hay is feed. Straw is bedding.
Naomi

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of david liezen
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 5:04 PM
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: Re: [nafex] Record cold

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
>
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Matt Demmon
> Sent: Monday, January 06, 2014 11:33 AM
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> 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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