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Cleveland Plain Dealer article from a few years ago: http://www.cleveland.com/insideout/index.ssf/2009/10/fig_tree_kept_alive_for_35_yea.html __________________ Matt
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That's great! I wonder if it would survive without protection now?
__________________ Frank zone 7a - VA
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Coming from the Cleveland area, I know that tree. I also know others in the area that are kept outside over winter. Nearly all of them are covered. My friend in Cleveland Heights has had hers for as long as the one in the article. Others, in the Little Italy area, are uncovered and survive winters with the heat sink of the city.
P.S. I know all the folks mentioned in the article! I'm in NY now. Interesting to see the names in print. __________________ Michael
Interlaken, NY Zone 6
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I am south of there by 70-80 miles. I can tell you a cold wind comes off that lake in the winter. This is a great story that I shared with my cousin who lives up there and harbors a certain disbelief that figs can live up there too.
non compost mentis in Zone 6a