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Flowering trees in the F. R. Newman Arboretum are bursting with blooms!

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2 years 48 weeks ago

If you are able, we encourage you to pay a visit to the F. R. Newman Arboretum. You will not be disappointed. Make sure to stop at Newman Overlook to capture a panoramic view of the dozens of flowering trees dispersed throughout the Arboretum.

This has been a wonderful spring for abundant flowering of trees and shrubs.  But to what degree has the abundant rainfall contributed to this floriferous show?  The answer is really very little.  Spring flowering trees and shrubs bloom from flower buds that were set the previous year.  So it was really the weather conditions last spring and summer that determined the number of floral buds on individual plants.  Another factor is the severity and length of cold this past winter. Although we had some very uncomfortable nights that dipped below zero, we did not have a protracted period of sub-zero temperatures and therefore very few flower buds were winter killed.  Enjoy the show!