Severe Winter Has Taken A Toll On Fruit Trees And Vineyards

DETROIT (WWJ) – A Michigan farm group says the state’s harsh winter has damaged some fruit trees and vineyards.

The Michigan Farm Bureau says the late thaw is finally allowing fruit farmers to assess damage from the cold and heavy snow.

Horticulture and forestry specialist Ken Nye says there’s going to be some bud damage and also “potential damage to the wood.” Nye says Michigan’s apple trees appear to have avoided much damage, but cherries, peaches, grapes and blueberries have sustained damage.


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