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- Leaf-Out Update: March 20, 1998
According to reports from our southern observers, spring hasn't progressed far over the past 2 weeks.
Watch for things to move at faster pace as last week's cool temperatures are replaced by more spring-like conditions.As
you continue to look up at your tree and wait for its leaves to appear, think about this question: "Without
climbing to the top with a measuring tape, how could you estimate the height of your tree?"
- Leaf-Out Update: March 6, 1998
How could you estimate the age of your tree, without cutting it down to count its rings? "Our
dogwoods are just beginning to have small blossoms, but they are not yet the size of quarters," reports an
observer from Georgia. Are dogwood flowers actually leaves or flowers?
- Leaf-Out Update: February 20, 1998
The first redbud leaves are now appearing in Texas, and the Maple Sugaring season is underway in
the north. Join Journey North's Maple Sugaring Study--new this year.
- Leaf-Out Study Begins Today: February 6, 1998
Help measure spring's northward journey by reporting when leaves emerge on your trees. Adopt a local
tree and let us know when its leaves are the size of a quarter, our definition of "leaf-out".
- Visit the Journey North, 1997 Archives
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