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Leaves falling from healthy trees

Post by southern-ct-4 » June 21st, 2019, 2:49 pm

Anybody else experience leaves falling from health trees this spring? I've never quite seen anything like it, and it almost looks like early fall (except the leaves on the ground are green, instead of red/brown/etc...).

All spring, any time there is any kind of wind, leaves fall. It's happening on several trees, not just 1 tree that perhaps is dying/unhealthy.

Any thoughts?

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Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

Post by TimmyG » June 21st, 2019, 4:06 pm

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I lost a number of young trees of widely varying genera after they leafed out strongly this spring only to be hit by poorly timed excessive and extended wet weather.

I have a mature sugar maple that is looking terrible this year after not having any issues in the past. The leaves are sparse, half their normal size, and discolored. It hasn't started dropping leaves yet, but I'm hoping it will and that it puts out a new flush of healthy leaves.

After such a mild winter, this wet spring really sucked. I lost so many woody plants.

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Post by southern-ct-4 » June 21st, 2019, 4:09 pm

Thanks for the info. Hopefully yours are ok. My trees look perfectly fine, the leaves just keep falling...

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Post by deboy922 » June 21st, 2019, 10:01 pm

My crabapples are dropping some leaves, as well as my apple and cherry trees. My shumard oak has very little leaves and does not look good. Very weird spring... hoping they bounce back.

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Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

Post by Green » June 24th, 2019, 10:03 pm

I was going to say I've noticed a lot of leaves falling the past few weeks. More than I'd expect this time of year. Then I saw your post. First though was this is what Andy calls "tired leaves" starting way too early. But that doesn't make much sense. Some are green. Others are brown.


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Post by southern-ct-4 » June 25th, 2019, 8:37 am

Well, at least it's not just me :)

Mine are almost all green and look to be in good shape. It's the type of thing I'd expect to see after a really, really strong, windy storm, but it's happening even in the lightest of breeze.

That being said, it's a lot better than it was just a week or so ago.

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Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

Post by Green » July 18th, 2019, 7:45 pm

[quote=southern-ct-4 post_id=334923 time=1561466239 user_id=8916]
Mine are almost all green and look to be in good shape. It's the type of thing I'd expect to see after a really, really strong, windy storm, but it's happening even in the lightest of breeze.
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Yeah, still happening. Actually, last year was similar (but not quite as early) and it kept up until Fall when we got into the real leaf drops. Actually, a few weeks ago, I noticed Hickory nuts starting to fall, even though they were tiny at the time. Now they're getting larger, and still dropping. There were very few nuts last year, I believe.

Are the leaves still dropping in your immediate area, too?

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Post by deboy922 » July 19th, 2019, 8:05 am

I noticed Hickory nuts starting to fall, even though they were tiny at the time. Now they're getting larger, and still dropping.
Just noticed some fallen hickory nuts around here last night. Not seeing many fallen leaves...we will see if a weekend with near 100-degree temps changes things.

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Post by andy10917 » July 19th, 2019, 8:24 am

2018 was the first time that I can remember the "tired leaves" falling early, and this year it's even earlier. It suddenly stopped lat year in early August (when it should be starting) and there were no residual effects last year or this Spring. As I use nature's signs heavily in my planning, I was confused by the order of things and wrote a "WTH" posting. It's repeating this year.

Other than the bit of messiness, I'm not overly concerned...

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Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

Post by southern-ct-4 » July 19th, 2019, 8:58 am

Green wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Are the leaves still dropping in your immediate area, too?
Hardly anything at all right now. Even after the thunderstorms the past couple of days there's only a few leaves here and there.

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Re: Leaves falling from healthy trees

Post by andy10917 » July 19th, 2019, 11:00 am

Behavior seems the same as last year - early drop of "tired leaves", followed by stoppage of the dropping leaves. Just even a little earlier this year than last...

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