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Re: New USDA Zone Map

It was my understanding that the "a-b" zones were dropped to make the map easier to read - particularly in the west! When will they figure out that those who really want to use this tool will have the persistence and intelligence to make whatever small extra effort is necessary to interpret it?

On Friday, May 30, 2003, at 01:14 AM, Marge Talt wrote:
It is a pity that the new map is based on less data and has removed
the a/b designations.  Wonder just what the rationale is behind this?
 Or is there any?

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
Editor:  Gardening in Shade
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