ruskinPalms Posted June 28, 2007 Report Share Posted June 28, 2007 Hi all, I have seen several growing zone maps from all these different sources over the years and yet, none has felt right for my area. Most recently, there was a map posted over on the CFPACS board that really blew it for the Tampa Bay area. So, I decided to make my own zone map! No, it is not based upon any kind of hard data only empirical evidence of what is seen growing in the Bay area and a little bit of "gut feeling". I think this could be a fun project for many people to try to do if they want to make a very localized zone map outlining suspected and known micro climates - hot and cold. It would be cool to dedicate a sub forum, not unlike the freeze forum to custom maps made by palmophiles for palmophiles. These maps would only be for fun as most of us really don't know for sure about climatology. Yet, many people have lived in an area for many years and may indeed know an area's climate inside and out. Forget the USDA, forget the Audubon Society. I challenge all of you to make a zone map of your area - be it as small as a few square miles to as large as a continent if you have the time and knowledge! This is the Tampa Bay Area Zone Map Version 1.0 - Please send comments, know errors and your own "gut feelings" to me in this thread for ways to better this map and make it more accurate. This version is only a best guess. I think we could use Orlando Area, San Diego Area, LA area and San Francisco Area Maps too in the very least. It is easy (well, fairly easy) to make a map like this by "borrowing" a map from mapquest and then putting it into microsoft Paint. From there, you just need to outline your zones then use the fill in feature to fill in the colors where you want them - can be a little tedious at times but it works without much computer knowledge. Anyway, here is Version 1.0 - Please send comments. Parrish, FL Zone 9B Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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