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McPherson County, Kansas, small buds on trees indicate low soil moisture
3/5/2017 1:11:50 PM

Plants & Wildlife
McPherson County, KS

Start Date: 2/4/2017 - End Date: 2/4/2017
As a tree surgeon, I am always observing the conditions of trees. Yes, we have had some moisture in January but not near enough. I've noticed the silver maples in my county, 95%, have very small buds. Very unusual as they should be quite large! That would indicate the lack of moisture in the soil. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Marquette 3.0 WSW on 2/4/2017