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Is this an early spring?! The early hazelnut blooming is a proof of climate change!

Even though it is still the second half of January, observing hazelnuts in the Phenological Monitoring Area (PMA) planted by LIFE Clivut Team we have seen most of plants with blooming female flowers and almost mature male ones! This is a visible sign of climate change consequence.

Starting from 2007, we noticed that hazelnut female flowers were blooming in the half of February; as years went by, blooming gradually has moved to the beginning of the month.

It means that this year blooming has started almost one month before normality!

The hazelnut is not the only plant to have had an early blooming: even Ranunculus lanuginosus has bloomed from more than one week, when it normally blooms in late spring!

Published January 20th

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