Hi Gary & ENTS,
Spring has sprung here in Richmond, Kentucky. As a population, the 5-6
Liriodendron tulipifera trees that I track had their first leaf on April
1st, no foolin'. Today they have moved into the all leaves unfolded stage.
There was some cool weather [near freezing w/ 1 day of light frost], even
some white out conditions, twice over the last week. These periods was
sandwiched with sunny, 50-upper 60 degree days and cool night [upper 30s to
These trees are in a town of 30k people and a rather sizable urban heat
island effect at:
37 43' 51" N
84 17' 21" W
I hope to not miss first flower this year.