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Tulips blooming in spring.

Seth Perlman

A changing climate and unexpected freezes during spring

An untimely spring freeze can be dangerous for plants in Illinois.

And while climate change is warming up our spring seasons, the risk to crops – and to home gardens – is still there.

Illinois State Climatologist Dr. Trent Ford talks about the changing patterns we’re seeing.

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