freeze

Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze

  A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...

Chill withers fruit crops

The stormy weather has growers keeping their eyes on the sky. But it isn’t necessarily the snow that’s a concern. For fruit trees, which have just started to bloom in the foot ...

Placer park work suspended by state freeze

Two state grants totaling nearly $2 million for Placer County’s Hidden Falls Regional Park planning and trail work are wrapped into the freeze on state infrastructure project loa ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Take time to protect pipes against freeze damage

Question: Although climate change is bringing higher worldwide temperatures, I know that we are still experiencing hard freezes here. Is there anything I can do now to prepare my h ...