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Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:04 pm
by Gary Beluzo
ENTS,

Please consider replying to this post with your 2012 phenological observations regarding any and all species of native trees, particularly FIRST BUDBURST, FIRST LEAVES, FIRST FLOWER(S), etc.

Gary

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:09 am
by Neil
hi Gary,

I saw a red maple tree breaking bud on the Merritt Parkway on January 28, 2012 somewhere north of Stamford, CT.

I thought that was an unusual occurrence, a singularity. However, on Super Bowl Sunday, February 5th, 20112, I saw about 5-6 red maple trees blooming along Route 9w just south of Haverstraw, NY. None were blooming yet at slightly higher elevation on Tor Mtn just northwest of where I spotted the 5-6 red maple braking bud.

The silver maple in Nyack, NY are about to burst. This cool weather will likely slow their roll.

neil

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:09 pm
by Larry Tucei
Gary, Both Red Maple and Chalk Maple burst about two-three weeks ago somewhere around the 21 Jan in costal Ms. A Burr Oak I planted in the 90's burst on the 4th Feb as did a Red Mulberry I helped plant. Many trees are budding and bursting early this year down in the Deep South. I'll check in more detail this weekend. I think Tulip is real close we've had some mild weather this winter and warm days the last few weeks, temps in the 70's. The trees are bursting early this year. Some flowers are also showing up and have been for two weeks. The one speicies that never bursts early is the Pecans, Hickories. When they burst winter has been over. Larry

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:08 pm
by Steve Galehouse
Gary-

In northeastern Ohio Amelanchier in the landscape have expanding buds now, but i have not surveyed them in the native woodlands. Red and silver maple flower buds are expanding, but haven't 'broken' yet. Sarcacocca hookeriana has expanding flowers, Hamamelis x intermedia in full bloom. Pieris japnoica is swelling, but not in bloom.

Steve

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:03 am
by Larry Tucei
Gary, Feb 10, Sweetgum and Black Willow are bursting and some have leaves. Southern Ms. Larry

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:02 pm
by Larry Tucei
Gary, Feb 21, I rode my bike this afternoon a short 5 mile loop and noticed several tree species with leaves. Cherrybark Oak- leaves out, Water Oak- budburst and leaves out, Elm- leaves out, River Birch bud swell and Live Oak leaf drop and leaves out. All these trees are located in Harrison co., coastal Ms. N 30.24 W 89.01
Larry

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:26 am
by bbeduhn
Budburst on silver maple, Asheville, NC. It seems weeks early. I've noticed it on one tree and a few other silver maples have not burst yet.

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:11 pm
by Rand
Feb 21. Bud burst on silver maple blooms (the stage where they look like little red barnacles). SW Columbus, central ohio.

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:17 pm
by Steve Galehouse
In NE Ohio on March 12 American elm, red maple, and silver maple are in bloom, hawthorns and black cherry have expanding buds. Exotics Jasminum nudilforum, Cornus mas, and Vinca minor in bloom; naturalized Japanese honeysuckle, Tatarian hneysuckle, and multiflora rose leafing out.

Steve

Re: Project Budburst for 2012

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:33 pm
by Steve Galehouse
In NE Ohio on March 19 Liriodendron bud-break.