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Besides other things that have already been brought up, all I can add at the moment is that I've noticed how dry the leaves are on many of the trees. From a distance, they look like they're trying to turn red/brown as if it's Fall. But when I actually go look at them up close I see that they are actually brown and dry. And it's not all of the leaves, just the top part of some of the leaves. The two trees outside of my bedroom window have half of the leaves dried up dead and crunchy and the rest are green and look perfectly healthy
In marigold, micronutrient toxicity usually appears as a bronzing, or as speckled necrotic spots that progress into an overall chlorosis and necrosis.
Among geraniums, some growers have observed that red, some pink and Aurora-type colors are more prone to MTS and that green-leaf cultivars are more susceptible than dark-leaf cultivars. Other differences in susceptibility to iron toxicity and symptom development have been found within groups of African marigolds and holiday cactus.
Further tests with more advanced equipment showed the substance is consistent with spores from fungi that create "rust," a plant disease that accounts for the color, said officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Originally posted by onthelookout
Back at the end of May 2011, I noticed something going on with plants, trees, etc. It looked like they *might* be trying to change to fall colors already. The tops of them it looked like they were turning a reddish color, except it never went to a full red and something just didn’t look right about it, but I couldn’t put my finger on what was strange about it.
Originally posted by SouthernRain55
Great thread, interesting read. I am excited to see where this goes. My father and I have been discussing the leaves for quite a while now...noticed it here for some time.
I forgot to mention this as well....I have been noticing EXTREMELY orange/reddish light as well. Its hard to describe..but sometimes in the evening its ORANGE outside...everything...a deep orange..I have commented to neighbors and family about how odd it is.edit on 8/31/2011 by SouthernRain55 because: added last paragraph
@ SouthernRain55 -
I'm glad to hear from someone else who is seeing the orange tint - Would you mind sharing your general location (region or state if that makes you more comfortable). It may be of some use to us if you do.
I will add additional information later this evening when I get home and onto my computer where my research is located.
Large amounts of iron oxide can cause serious environmental issues. In mining states like Pennsylvania, iron mines flooded with water spill gallons of iron oxide into ponds, rivers and lakes; this can poison fish and pollute the environment. The iron molecules react with oxygen to create a solid iron oxide known as "yellow boy," which sinks to the bottom of rivers and waterways to pollute them. "Yellow boy" chokes out aquatic life and kills fish and plants.