March 2008


Late winter is a good time to prune many species.  See this pruning article: 

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG0628.html

Two articles on winter tree damage: 

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/icedamage/

http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/DG1411.html

New York Times article on the trend to backyard orchards:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/13/garden/13orchyarding.html?ex=1363147200&en=1996efdf87d6f5f7&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

The march newsletter is now available:

March 2008 newsletter

Project Budburst is a nationwide campaign for amateur  naturalists to provide information on climate change in their area.  Report your observations of leaf out and flowering time.  Check it out:

 http://www.windows.ucar.edu/citizen_science/budburst/