Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ash Coating on Leaves From Forest Fire in Boulder

Gardeners residing in north Jefferson County might be experiencing ash deposits on your garden as a result of the big fire in Boulder County.  If you are wondering if this will hurt the plants, here's what Dr. Jim Klett, Professor of Horticulture at CSU has to say: “This late in the season – September 7 – a lot of the trees and shrubs are starting to be ready to shed those leaves, they’re prepared for winter and a little ash won’t harm them.  They’ve already set buds for next year.”

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