OT -- Potential Buckeye infestation

Submitted by m1jjb00 on February 17th, 2012 at 4:35 PM

According to Jeff Masters's weather blog, USDA updated its Plant Hardiness Zones, shifting Ann Arbor 5 degrees from zone 5 to the warmer zone 6.  That puts us squarely in the area that the Ohio Buckeye tree thrives.  In fact the USDA Forest Service expects an infestation.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

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oriental andrew

February 17th, 2012 at 4:56 PM ^

The fruit of the ohio buckeye tree is also known as the stinking or fetid buckeye.  This is compared to the yellow buckeye tree, the fruit of which is known as the sweet buckeye. 

So there you go - Ohio Buckeye = stinking or fetid.  Yellow = Sweet.  Coincidence?  I think not.

Hurrah for the Yellow (and Blue)!