Cold snap already affecting some of Winchester-area’s peach, cherry trees

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Posted: April 17, 2014

The Winchester Star

Dave Carbaugh, a research technician at Virginia Tech’s Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, holds a healthy peach branch (left) and another one that was damaged by this winter’s cold weather. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
Doctoral graduate student Ashley Thompson looks over cherry blossoms and buds Wednesday afternoon in an orchard at Virginia Tech’s Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Thompson was looking for damage caused by below-freezing temperatures Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

WINCHESTER — While below-freezing temperatures Tuesday night and Wednesday morning harmed some of the area’s peach and cherry trees, a local agricultural research center reported light damage to...



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