I've been paying attention to Hardiness Zones, but this made me wonder about it.So, I got curious to your plant zone did a search...Trident end at zone 8. Time to just pull yourself up by the boot straps and grow what will thrive in your zone. It's much more pleasant experience finding success.
Five years in...why do you keep trying to stack the deck against you? I don't understand... I honestly don't. By now...have you not considered it? Growing plants zoned for your location...
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For sure, there are microclimates...I'm in one. But for a few who struggle. With trees frying in their location. There is something that needs addressed...as to what can we do to find success.I've been paying attention to Hardiness Zones, but this made me wonder about it.
I live in 10a, but to me, it's very mild. It (almost) never gets down to freezing and it rarely gets really hot. That made me wonder how the hardiness zones are calculated, so I looked it up.
Apparently, it's strictly the lowest average temperature for a place. That's it. No mention of how hot or dry it gets. It seems like going strictly off of zones would only be useful for determining how much cold your plant can take. Is this REALLY the best way to determine the right trees we might get??? It just seems like there might be many other important factors that we are ignoring.
Here's an example: I'm in 10a, but Las Vegas is 9a. Vegas gets a bit colder than here, but MUCH hotter and dryer for much longer.
Yes, the heat zone map says the number of days a year above 86F. https://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/postdetail.cfm?postnum=21544You need to look at the AHS heat zone map when it comes to growing things that like it cooler. My town is considered (heat zone) 4 by the oldest maps, and zone 5 on the newer ones but I have been keeping track of the temperature myself for years and it turns out I'm actually in zone 6. Where as some in hardiness zone 8 in Oregon might only be in a heat zone 2 or 3. Hardiness maps are a very small piece of the puzzle. Don't get me started on precipitation and humidity
There are maples and pines of all types around the neighborhood, as well as a zillion other trees I see around... basically... IGNORE the hardiness zones.Such as: look around and see what is growing. I've been to Lincoln. There are trees there.
Yes, I'm along the coast. It's very mild for most of the year. The worst we get is generally the hot and dry winds associated with Santa Ana wind events. Otherwise, it's just always room temperature (not really but close).