The freeze won’t hurt the trees

Leaves to grow on trees soon.
Leaves to grow on trees soon.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The recent warmer weather caused some trees to flower, but it could still be a few more weeks until we see full leaves.

It may seem late for leaves to start growing, but Purdue Dendrology Professor Sally Weeks said that is not the case.

Weeks says the last few spring seasons have been unusually warm early, which brought leaves out sooner.

Weeks said it will take more than a couple of warm days to bring out the leaves.

“These trees are kind of holding off. They’ve evolved with our weather, so they’re holding off until they know that they’re not going to get their leaves frozen off or their flowers frozen off — things like that,” said Weeks.

By late April to early May, Weeks said she expects to see trees to begin to flower. Weeks said because there are no leaves, any potential snow or freeze will not have an effect on the trees. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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