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Kansas Forest Service
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Manhattan, KS 66502

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Sweating Recommendations

Some plants benefit with storage at higher temperatures. Strong drying winds may desiccate tree tissue, and the buds may fail to break. Some species overcome this problem by being "sweated".Keep the top and root covered with moist sawdust, hay, or such at room temperature. Once buds swell, ready to pop into growth, planting should proceed. Some species with which sweating is helpful are: