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February 12, 2007


Last month’s sub-freezing nights sent many folks diving under heavier blankets and turning up their thermostats; thus, providing relief from the chill. About 10 percent of the 4,000 plants at the Fullerton Arboretum didn’t fare as well, according to Greg Dyment, director of the Fullerton Arboretum.

“We did have some damage, and as the weather warms up, we’ll know more regarding outright deaths,” says Dyment.  Most of the damage occurred to our plants from the sub-tropical or warmer regions of the world. Our mangos and coral trees were hit very hard by the cold.

“I wish I could predict whether or not we will get another round of these colder-than-normal temperatures, but I can’t.”

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