Saturday, January 20, 2007

Cold Weather, Ice, and Plants

This year as many of us have had to deal with crop damage, plant and tree damage, mother nature reminds us of who is in charge. While unfortunate, it is quite amazing how 3/4 of an inch of ice accumulation on a tree or plant can injure it for the coming blooming and/or fruiting season. The branches and vines become brittle and do their best to hold to the trunk, but quite often a strong wind whips through that tears the branch down. Let us hope that we can learn from these calamities and continue to improve the processes with which we live alongside these living creatures.


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