Does this grow in Virginia?

A question to ask when choosing plants in a heating climate.

Summers are getting hotter. As I’m writing this, BC and Alberta are experiencing a record-breaking heat wave, with actual temperature readings in the upper 40s. This spring in Ottawa, Ontario included temperatures in the mid 20s before the middle of April.

This is a trend that we’ll be living with for some time to come.

Trees planted now, if they can withstand the coming heating and extreme weather, will be experiencing this trend for far longer than you or I will.

How can we help improve the chances that the trees we plant will be around for decades to come?