Category: Rare Item Monday
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Plants and trees require two things in order to bud in the spring. A fixed number of ‘cold days’ and a specific temperature.
Days and temperatures vary between species but the count is exact. How they actually know is one of sciences great mysteries.
Notice that I don’t say time.
For example if an oak tree needs 45 cold days, and a temperature of 50 degrees it won’t bloom until it gets all 45 cold days, regardless of temperature. If we have an especially cold December and unusually warm January, the tree may have all of it’s cold days and will bloom early if we hit a warm enough temperature. If it’s a mild winter with not a lot of cold days the tree may not get all of its cold days until April.