Project Budburst for 2012

Moderators: edfrank, dbhguru

User avatar
Josh Kelly
Posts: 127
Joined: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:13 pm

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Post by Josh Kelly » Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:12 am

On March 16 at 1800' in Bat Cave, NC, I saw a poplar with leaves 2" across. Missed bud break, I guess.


User avatar
Posts: 1218
Joined: Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:25 pm

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Post by Rand » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:59 am

Jenera Ohio
- First bud burst on Norway maple blooms 3/21
- First bloom on peach trees 3/20
- First Bloom on plum trees 3/19

- Buckeye trees in leaf out.
- First leaves on bradford pear (already in full bloom) 3/21

User avatar
Steve Galehouse
Posts: 700
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:50 pm

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Post by Steve Galehouse » Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:58 pm

On March 21 in NE Ohio native Amelanchier in full bloom; flower buds beginning to open on sugar maples, pin oaks, and cottonwoods; sassafras breaking buds; black cherry in foliage growth; Asian species/varieties of Magnolia, Prunus, and Pyrus in full bloom.

Magnolia x soulangeana, Lake Erie in distance:
saucer magnolia.jpg
White weeping cherry:
white weeping cherry.jpg
every plant is native somewhere

User avatar
Posts: 316
Joined: Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:15 pm

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Post by tomhoward » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:44 pm

After the warmest winter in area records (our official records go back to 1902 - unofficial records in Syracuse newspapers go back to 1850 or so), here in central NY we are having our earliest spring ever - we have broken record highs every day this week, up to at least 81 degrees F. This is what is going on now:
Red maple, aspen in bloom, have been blooming for weeks
Daffodils, violets, dandelions in bloom, many other flowers in bloom
Flowering plums, flowering cherries in bloom, cultivated magnolia starting to bloom
Willow, apple leafing out, apples getting ready to bloom
Buds swelling on many trees including black oak, red oak, black gum, sassafras, ash, sycamore, choke cherry

All this is earlier than ever here, more normal for early May.

Tom Howard

User avatar
Posts: 903
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:04 pm

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Post by ElijahW » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:09 pm


Sugar maple and tamarack in the early stages of leaf-out, and tulip tree and white oak about ready to burst. Exotic cherries and willows are about the only trees fully leafed out so far. Port Byron, NY (Cayuga County).

Prunus avium?
Prunus avium?
liriodendron tulipifera
liriodendron tulipifera
Acer saccharum
Acer saccharum
"There is nothing in the world to equal the forest as nature made it. The finest formal forest, the most magnificent artificially grown woods, cannot compare with the grandeur of primeval woodland." Bob Marshall, Recreational Limitations to Silviculture in the Adirondacks

Post Reply

Return to “Other Projects”