by Clair hammers
(1364 Esro Road, Fairbanks, AK 99712 phone 907-488-6446)
Our coldest temp was -40°F on 12-5-95 with a snow cover of 1.5 inches. We did receive an additional 18 inches on 2-2096 with a total for the winter of 26 inches. Total rainfall for the 1995 growing season was 11.10 inches. Our last freeze was 5-22-95 with a low of +22°F and the first freeze was on 10-3-95 with a low of +26°F.
This year there will not be column for “under snow” because all of the trees were definitely not under snow (with only 1.5 inches of snow on the ground when it got down to -40°F). Again, as in the past, if there is nothing in the column, it means that the tree survived 100%. The S means slight injury (3” or less) and the numbers mean percent of dieback.
I was “hammered” more severely than I initially thought. Most of the dead trees started to grow but then died (roots were dead) and some even started to bloom, then died.
It would be nice to hear from you folks to see how your stuff survived.
Anyway, I hope you can get some use out of this report.
Clair Lammers’ Variety List Summer 1996
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