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Assessing Winter Injury to Plants

a photo of extreme damage to a white pine from ice storm

By Steven Cline, Ph.D. (This article was first published in the March 2007 issue of The Gateway Gardener.) Regardless of the theory explaining our mild winters, the trend is pretty clear – it’s warming up on average.  The data are now shown in the new plant hardiness map issued by the Arbor Day Foundation challenging the old USDA map with

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