Montana’s extremely cold temperatures in early October, 2019 killed almost 1000 trees across the state’s southern city of Bozeman.
In the coming months, more than 900 of the city’s trees will be removed after it was discovered they were not “leafing out” in spring, said Alex Nordquest, city forestry division manager. Nordquest and his division continued monitoring the trees through the summer, but very few started budding.
900+ trees in Bozeman’s parks and boulevards are now dead and will need to be removed, Nordquest said: “We had temperatures at or below zero and at that time of year that’s really too early,” he explained. “It’s pretty atypical. We might have snow or something early in the year like that but to have extended cold temperatures in early October is pretty unusual.”
Last year’s historic October cold –an event repeated this year btw– affected younger trees and green ash trees more, according to Nordquest. And as visualized in the below forestry division’s online tree inventory map, the die off is clear to see with vast clusters of dead trees in city’s west and south.
Unseasonable cold weather in the early fall damages trees because they haven’t “hardened up” yet, said Abi Saeed, a horticulture specialist.
“When that (hardening up) process doesn’t happen on a gradual basis … those trees aren’t prepared and their cells will burst, and they end up facing damage on branches and sometimes even killing entire trees,” Saeed explained.
With record low temperatures suffered in mid-October this year, too, Saeed said it’s hard to know how Bozeman’s trees will fare next year: “It is possible we will see some tree damage and trees dying as a result of this,” she concluded.
This makes two consecutive years of deadly early season cold–an impossibility under the teachings of the AGW party. The party’s hokey and linear “global warming” trend has now clearly turned, because natural forcings alone drive conditions on our planet, not increases in a trace gas.
Climate is cyclic, after all — never linear, and the COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activity, cloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow.
Both NOAA and NASA appear to agree, if you read between the lines, with NOAA saying we’re entering a ‘full-blown’ Grand Solar Minimum in the late-2020s, and NASA seeing this upcoming solar cycle (25) as “the weakest of the past 200 years”, with the agency correlating previous solar shutdowns to prolonged periods of global cooling here.
Furthermore, we can’t ignore the slew of new scientific papers stating the immense impact The Beaufort Gyre could have on the Gulf Stream, and therefore the climate overall.
Prepare accordingly— learn the facts, relocate if need be, and grow your own.
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