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Second Summer Causes Tyumen's Trees to Bloom Again

A second summer has come to Tyumen, 1,700 kilometers east of Moscow, where the rowans that line the streets are bedecked in flowers and gardens of apple trees are in bloom.

"Spring came two weeks late this year, the summer was relatively cool, the first ten days of September were very warm — so certain plants decided to fool nature and flower again," a member of the Russian Botanical Society's Tyumen branch told Interfax on Wednesday.

However, this second flowering will sap trees of strength they need for the long winter, the botanist warned, recommending that gardeners pluck the blossoms from their overeager fruit trees.

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