New Arbor Day Foundation Map of Climate Zones

Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by Sharon in NY, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Sharon in NY

    Sharon in NY Well-Known Member

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    The Arbor Day Foundation has updated the climate zone map for the US, and documented the changes in the last decade or so. As a friend of mine helpfully noted, maybe Congress will get it with a helpfully color-coded map of climate change in the US.

    It's here: Changes in Hardiness Zones - 1990-2006:
    http://www.arborday.org/media/map_change.cfm

    The new results are here:
    http://www.arborday.org/media/zones.cfm

    You might want to rethink your planting plans for your region.

    Sharon
     
  2. via media

    via media Tub-thumper

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    Wow, Sharon, that's neat. I never thought to check for an updated map. Thanks for posting!

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  3. Grandmotherbear

    Grandmotherbear Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Kinda scary, isn't it?
    My zone hasn't changed- it's gone from too hot n humid to REALLY REALLY too hot n humid! :)Guess once you are zone 10, there's nothing else they can do to yu!
     
  4. quietstar

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    Had no idea the Arbor Day Foundation had the means to make accurate judgments about such a complex science. Is it possible they have an interest in feeding the unsettled storm on global warming...Glen
     
  5. Sharon in NY

    Sharon in NY Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is true, the Arbor Day Foundation and the Illuminati have conspired to falsify the climate zone map as part of an elaborate plot to convince people to plant Pawpaw trees that give off pollen containing subliminal messages... :rolleyes: .

    Or, it could be that the climate zone map, which relies on *DATA* taken over time to show minimum temperatures and what plants can reliably perennialize actually are showing climate warming.

    Strangely enough, sometimes the obvious right answer is the obvious right answer.

    Sharon
     
  6. Beltane

    Beltane Enjoying Four Seasons

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    That's awesome ~ thanks for posting. :)