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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