Cherry Tree Blsooms

Asked March 10, 2016, 12:07 PM EST

Is it possible to slow the blsooming of Cherry trees by packing ice around the roots> Is this a procedure used in the District of Columbia? Thank you.

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1 Response

The temperature of the soil does not affect bloom. (So, no, ice won't slow down blooming.) Here is a good article that explains the factors that determine bloom time. Since two factors are fairly stable year to year, only one is the big determinator: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2007/03/flowercasting.html

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