Climate Zones.

Tony Avent
Fri, 28 Oct 2005 06:49:34 PDT

	The new USDA Zone map is on the way.  I am copying a paragraph for our
June 2005 nursery email update about the map.

 I'm just back from a June 1 meeting with scientists from the
USDA-Agricultural Research Service to discuss progress on the new USDA
Hardiness Zone Map. While there are still a few kinks to work out, great
progress has been made, and we are looking at a hopeful completion by
years' end. The new map will be searchable by zip code or location and will
give 30-year average minimum temperatures, accurate down to 1 square meter.
Progress was slowed a bit since their top statistician was borrowed by the
Department of Defense to help find Osama. Not to worry, Hardiness Zone Map
files are still being sent back and forth from Iraq. 

At 10:41 AM 10/27/2005 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear All:
>I wonder what your opinions are about the USDA Climate Zones. I also
>wonder why such zones cannot be linked with our zip codes, or postal
>zones. Would they not then be better defined? Cheers, John E. Bryan
>pbs mailing list
Tony Avent
Plant Delights Nursery @
Juniper Level Botanic Garden
9241 Sauls Road
Raleigh, NC  27603  USA
Minimum Winter Temps 0-5 F
Maximum Summer Temps 95-105F
USDA Hardiness Zone 7b
phone 919 772-4794
fax  919 772-4752
"I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it least
three times" - Avent

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