April 2008: A very different story indeed
What a difference a year can make. If you recall, April 2007 in the northland was very mild; ice-out and leaf-out was early. In fact, by the first week of May most of the quaking aspen and cottonwood were entirely leafed out, oaks were well on their way, and chokecherry trees were blooming everywhere. It was an early spring in northern Minnesota to be sure.
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