prairie climate

prairie climate

[′prer·ē ‚klī·mət]
(climatology)
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When Morton and his wife were landscaping their frontier Nebraska spread a century and a half ago, their primary concerns were making sure their trees and shrubs survived in the harsh prairie climate, and that they had the right trees -- to provide shade, timber or fuel.
Hence, they were perfect for the dry prairie climate.
Winter top-kill is a problem for young trees in cold, dry prairie climates.