The Scouting Report of The Morton Arboretum for April 4, 2014.
What indicator plant is in bloom at the Arboretum?
Diane Hybrid Witchhazel (Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Diane’)
Accumulated Growing Degree Days (Base 50): 0 (as of April 3)
Accumulated Growing Degree Days (Base 30): 168 (as of April 3)
- What are degree days and why do we care about them anyway?
- Winter weather
- Winter damage (especially evergreens)
- Animal damage to trees and shrubs
- Crabgrass preventer
- Egg masses
- EAB and the cold (the truth)
- Snow mold in lawns
- Voles in lawns