Climate change-induced shifts of the growing season in Germany
During recent decades, climate change-induced shifts of the growing season in Germany have been observed. An analyses of data over the period 1961 – 2010 showed that the beginning of leaf unfolding of common horse chestnut and the date on which goose-berry fruits are ripe for picking have advanced 4.7 and 6.2 per degree K warming, respectively. The beginning of leaf colouring of common oak was delayed by 2.2 days per degree K warming.
Source: Wittich and Liedtke, 2015. International Journal of Climatology 35: 3991–4000.
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