January 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm #256497
Over the last couple of days I’ve noticed the lipstick maples down our drive changing leaf colour, the 2 on the high side of the drive have changed colour more but isn’t it a little early?? Me thinks they have got their seasons mixed up!
Then the Evergreen?? Alder which is semi deciduous has started changing colour today as well:
Our nights haven’t been unusually cool a low of about 13 degrees 3 or 4 nights ago then around 15 degrees most nights.
I am looking forward to the real start of autumn in a month and a half though!! I just wonder how cool is winter going to be if the leaves are turning now???January 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm #519084
I was wondering if it has been very hot where you are, sometimes heat stress does this as well…getting dry basically. If not, looks like we are in for a cool winter.January 22, 2012 at 10:04 pm #519085
I have noticed a few trees alone the Calder hwy. with their leaves turning so it is most likely lack of water as Mauzi said.January 22, 2012 at 10:06 pm #519086
Not as hot as we usually get Mauzi. We’ve had 3 days of one hour spikes to 31 degrees since 31st Dec. Usually we are hitting 34-36 degrees every day in January but this year we are lucky to reach 30, most days are somewhere around 26-28 degrees. 100% humidity most days with one day on the 13th Jan with wind chill down to 9 degrees. And I told a porkey on the other thread :blush: I just checked the rain gauge reading and we had 7.2ml today. Still not a lot though but at least something. That is all we’ve had though this month. The trees do get treated water from the waste system when DH changes the sprinklers over.
I’ve never seen them change (well they are 3 years old) this early though :shrug:January 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm #519087
I’ve been wondering the same thing. We haven’t really had a summer this year. We had one hot week, but its been staying in the mid 20s mostly. It’s 24 today when normally it’d be 30+ this time of year. I think we’re in for a cold winter.January 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm #519088
You know I did a look around the place late today at the other deciduous trees. They are all changing. Some have had treated water on them for a few weeks now and while they aren’t as red as the ones pictured my claret ash have started turning this week. The liquidambers have started too. I know when I mowed around them on Sunday that they are definately in ‘wet’ spots.
I’m thinking we’re in for a cold winter.
Both liquidambers on opposite sides of the property have started changing ( I just checked ) and the crepe myrtles (white ones) have started colouring up since the weekend. The pink ones are still flowering but not as much as last year by a long shot. :shrug:January 23, 2012 at 8:49 pm #519089
Yesterday morning, the chill of autumn was in the air. I don’t mind missing summer except we’ve only had the solar since September and would like some return on it LOL
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