Saturday 24 August 2019

Early Leaf Fall

    For some reason there are a lot of leaves falling from the Cottonwood trees around here.  Normally they wait until September, and turn yellow before they detach from their branches and fall.  The trees themselves are looking much more denuded than they should be at this time of year.  I am not sure what is causing the leaf fall, but it does seem untimely.
    We have experienced a lot more precipitation throughout the spring and summer, and I have noticed that the Cottonwood trees did get hit by the leaf miner caterpillar, and those might be an explanation, but who knows.

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1 comment:

  1. Fall seems to be early here as well. I figured we had so much rain this spring the trees had put on extra leaves and now that it is a tad dryer they can't support them all and the weather has turned cooler earlier ,this morning it was 59 cooler than usual for August here. Very nice.