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Sad Time in Western NC
April 11, 2007

Sad Time in Western NC

Just a few of the damaged plants around my home. An unusually hot early spring brought forth healthy new growth which was severely damaged by night temperatures in the low 20's. The apple crop is largely decimated. Farmers report there hasn't been so much damage since the '50s. They've tried to save the strawberries by glazing them with ice. Poor farmers and farm workers. The damage we've sustained is mostly cosmetic. I'm really sad for the people whose incomes depend on agricultural products.

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Helen Betts11-Apr-2007 21:58
A very sad montage, indeed... Helen
Sue Hawken11-Apr-2007 02:41
Global warming/freezing has alot to answer for. Down here in Australia, we are going through a severe drought and alot of farmers are finding it extremely difficult to survive.
Graham Tomlin10-Apr-2007 20:02
very well taken of a sad time .regards Helen
pemkid10-Apr-2007 19:43
I'm afraid this freeze will skyrocket the price of fruit this summer.
Zaid Kurdi10-Apr-2007 12:38
Thanks alot Isabel for showing this serious disaster,not just for the US but for all over the world,Voted
Jane10-Apr-2007 00:12
Very sad, indeed. I hate to see this. It is much the same here in TN.
Bob Patton09-Apr-2007 23:39
Painful. Is the apple business still a major industry in Henderson county (or, I suppose, was it a major industry last year)?
Fabienne09-Apr-2007 22:48
joli montage et très instructif car on peu y lire les noms des plantes. C'est exellent.
Judith Barnett09-Apr-2007 18:30
Yes, I agree with Sally here, my garden looked much the same way only worse and much of it has come back. I really feel for the crop farmers though. I think the loss here was in the billions!
SAL Photography09-Apr-2007 18:28
Sorry to see this !we had so many plants damaged from that strange freeze a few months ago but they're comming back! your's will come back too.
Carrie09-Apr-2007 18:20
How terrible! I wonder if the farmers are going to be able to get some type of government assistance? You can surely bet the cost will be passed on to consumers. Sad indeed...