Trees Turning Early

The dry heat also has the potential to bring us an early Fall.

With temperatures continually rising and drought conditions the trees have already started to change color.

The process in-which leaves change color usually occurs in late August, but the lack of rainfall has made plants hold on to their nutrients and change color early.

The Morton Arboretum is taking note of the changing leaves first hand.

“It’s a stress factor, we are going to see some trees loose leaves early, luckily this is happening late enough in the season so we shouldn’t see a huge long term effect” said Sharon Yiesla of the Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic.

In order to prevent damage to your trees the arboretum is urging everyone to water your trees often, especially at the root area.

For more information oh how to care for your plants during the drought season check out www.MortonArb.org

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