Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

Trees and shrubs vs. cold weather


September 24, 2020

Courtesy of Mike Heath

Above: Sunset Maple four years after damaging cold snap 60+ degrees to subzero overnight with high wind.

Our first cold snap of the year has now come and gone. If I was a betting man, I would have lost the bet. I told several people that I didn't believe it would snow here. In the higher elevations, absolutely, but not here. Surprise! Never underestimate nature. It's full of surprises. Although I will say that at my place, whatever snow we had Monday night melted as soon as it hit the ground or wasn't very much. Our big issue was sleet Monday night and all day Tuesday. The thermometer said the low Monday night was 27 degrees, Tuesday was 22 degrees. I did forget to harvest the few peppers on t...

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