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Old 03-21-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Here in Denver, some trees (more hardy ones) will start turning green in mid April, but most years, it's not completely green until about May 15th.

This year may be different. Bradford Pears are blooming now as well as cherry trees and Magnolias. This is kind of early for Denver, but it's been warm and then other than a freeze last night (28 at my house), it's supposed to remain above freezing at night for the 10 day forecast. I've seen it drop to the upper teens in early April before and kill all buds/flowers, so it would need to continue staying above freezing to have an early Spring here.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Normally in Chicago it's around the beginning/middle of May or so......this year it's already happening in mid March.
I would say more so late April early May. By mid May it usually almost everything is fully leaved or at least blooming. It varies I guess too. I remember one cold spring that nothing started showing signs of life until the end of May. Then this year it's March, and everything is starting to bloom.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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In the Atlanta area:

Hmm, this isn't a typical year, and leaves are already half out, given the lack of a winter this year, along with record warmth.

That said, what's typical.

First sprouts: Around March 25th or so
Full Foliage: By second week of April

A few species may take longer to be completely foliated, such as:

Oak: By the third week of April
Maple: By the third week of April
Pecan: By the second week of May
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Here in central Michigan its usually mid May. However the trees are turning green NOW in March. This has never happened before, so strange. Its been upper 70s, low 80s for one and a half weeks now. Normally March is still winter here, with temps in 20s and 30s, snow on the ground, large snowstorms. By now we are usally starting to melt off, but this year we are greening up, and we'll be mowing lawns this weekend. Those global warming nuts must be having a field day with all of this going on.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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This year they started turning green by late January.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Usually about the end of April/ beginning of May. This year... last week. Got out the lawnmower today and have to cut the yard tomorrow. Last year the kids were still out sledding and skiing the last week of March.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:24 PM
 
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Very early in Wisconsin this year. People are mowing their yards, my daughter's magnolia tree flowers are already dropping, and a lot of trees are green - not quite all the way, but getting there. Tulips have been up a while...it's definitely a very early spring.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Reading this thread is depressing, I couldn't live somewhere with dead trees for so long, probably why I hated living there. They are year round here in CA, and even greener in the winter as well as the grass. Nice blooms in January also.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:54 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Color, color everywhere, everything is is bloom and trees are greening up quite nicely. Lawn mowers were hauled out of storage a couple of weeks ago. Sinus and allergy meds are flying off the store shelves!
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