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Re: New USDA Zone Map

You can start at:
and scroll down to: 
"Sneak a Peek at...." 
Clicking that takes you to:
Where you click on:
Link to view map.
Then it's a pdf file that opens in a new window:
which takes a long time to open.

I printed the steps just in case going directly to the file doesn't work.


> [Original Message]
> From: Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 5/25/2003 12:58:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] New USDA Zone Map
> gotta web site for the map?
> At 12:03 PM 5/25/03 -0500, you wrote:
> >I've been looking over the new USDA Zone map and find that I have been
> >definitely moved into Zone 6 - though you couldn't prove it by this past
> >winter.  Gene and I have had a friendly debate going on for some time
> >about the previous zone listings.  I'm in northeastern IN and he's in
> >southern IN - not all that far from the Ohio River. The new map appears
> >to show him in 6, but the area immediately surrounding the river is 7, so
> >he may be 6 or 7, can't really tell.   The previous zone map (as viewed
> >in back of AHS A-Z) shows Indiana as zone 5 down to below Indianapolis,
> >then Zone 6 clearly through the rest of the state, through KY and into
> >TN.  EXCEPT it also showed a an eliptical dip of Z5 in the central part
> >of the Zone part 6 portion of IN.  I hadn't noticed that b4 and perhaps
> >that included Depauw, so he would have been Z5 then. Anyway, the news is,
> >most of IN is now 6, a narrow ribbon at the bottom is 7, and a big chunk
> >on the nw side of the stat is still Z5.  I still won't bet the farm on Z6
> >plants surviving here, but may possibly take a few risks in future.  Has
> >anyone else experienced a zone change? KittyZone 6, northeastern IN
> >
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