Originally posted by thorfourwinds
reply to post by Iwinder
And we thought we were alone in wondering WTF is up (or, in this case, down) with our trees here in Northeast Georgia - Rabun County - to be more precise.
We have had Poplar leaves falling since about the 4th of July - and they have holes 'burnt' in them - only Poplar.
Enclosed please find photos of same.
Our yard looks like mid-October, what with all the Poplar leaves on the ground. And this is not the way it usually is - the early leaf fall, that is.
The 'burnt holes' are an other matter entirely.
Is is even possible that this anomaly is due to radiation from Fukushima Dai-ichi - still spewing death as we speak, er, write. 24/7/365 - with no end in sight?
Perhaps someone has an opinion on this matter?
Thank you for your time and consideration.
In Peace, Love & Light
Originally posted by LightAssassin
And again i will post these
Radioactive Xenon 133, 10th May, S-E Asia
Radioactive Xenon 133, 9th May, North American continent
Radioactive Xenon 133, 27th March, UK and Central Europe (having already gone over Nth American continent)
Radioactive iodine 131, 23rd April, North American Continent
Radioactive Cesium 137, 26th April, Leaving North American continent on it's way to Europe...
Originally posted by Mr Headshot
Same is happening here in Oklahoma. I thought it was just a result of the incredibly dry and hot summer. Maybe not, I don't know. The leaves on the ground look like late October.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
SE Michigan here.
I haven't noticed anything unusual yet here....although there are a few distressed trees here that have bare branches at the top and never got a full leafing the last two years.
I'd say most of the trees in our area are at least 40 years old, mostly maple and pin oaks.
Most of the more distressed trees appear to be maples....and last summer one had a huge early leaf loss, but appears better this year.
In fact, the one tree I look for to turn early has so far not shown any signs of early color change.
I do know another sign of distressed trees is an overabundance of seeds.
Did your maples have a ton of "propellers" this year?
The excess seed production is the trees way of ensuring further trees .
Originally posted by hopenotfeariswhatweneed
i doesnt sound like anything too suspicious,decidious trees like maples are affected by the climate,im in oozy land and i have noticed this year that the liquid ambers (similar species to maples) are being strange,in some areas they still have their autumn leaves,some areas the trees have no leaves,and as it now coming into spring some trees are sprouting thier spring growth,i can only put it down to microclimates,the weather is becoming increasingly erratic,,its hot for week,cold for a week,rains for 2 weeks,etc etc
trees are difficult to work out,we have some species of trees here that complety die but dont show any affects for a quite a few years,then they just drop their leaves and thats that,and yes too much moisture can affect the trees as well as exteme droughts,both can kill the trees(even strong well established trees,depending on the severity and length of the event)years after the drought of floods happen....my 2 cents
Originally posted by hopenotfeariswhatweneed
and the plot thickens...thats quite a large area for all these trees to be having the same symptoms,ceartainly makes it sound a whole lot more suspicious,lets just hope it is nothing serious because as we know plants and insects are the first to affected and there just seems to be a whole lot of suspicious plant and animal deaths occuring(probably right now as im typing) lik/e everywhere,wordwide....hmmmm
Originally posted by VeniVidi
The only thing that I did not mention in my post was the temperature this year. We went through a 3-4 week period that our temp stayed in the high 90s low 100s, with an extremely high heat index. I cannot recall it being this hot for some many consecutive days. Didn't seem like we were ever going to get below the 90s. I don't even recall that we had a Spring this year. Not sure what effect this would have, but I assume it must have some, even tempered with rainfall.
Originally posted by hadriana
NWGA here, and our trees have been dropping leaves for about 2 weeks now - very dry, dead leaves, as if it were fall.
It has been very dry here though. Most of the area has got rain, but this little spot I live on has been dry for a month. We were talking about it yesterday being weird and decided it must be the dryness causing it.
Originally posted by IlluminatusOculus33
Autumn is next month, trees start losing leaves sometimes early. Nothing unusual to freak out about.
Originally posted by snowspirit
My trees are doing exceptionally well this year, I have an Oak tree that shouldn't even grow in the colder climate here, I'm about zone 2, Oaks are supposed to grow in zone 4 or 5. It looked like the frost killed it off in the spring this year, and then it came back - no acorns though.
It's like things have been given a real boost of something, everything here is growing faster and thicker leafed than usual.
I'm halfway up Saskatchewan, nights are getting cold enough to have all the windows closed now, but my trees aren't turning colour yet, or dropping any leaves.
I do have powdery mildew on lots of the weeds outside, and some areas of grass, which I didn't know could happen. I thought that was an indoor plant disease.