British Columbia: leaves falling

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by TimA, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. TimA

    TimA Active Member

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    I haven't seen it in the news just yet, but aren't the leaves falling early in Vancouver, BC? Is there a precedent for this? I wonder if there will be implications for the health of the trees, it seems as though they would be dormant for a long time unless there is also an early spring. Also, is it happening elsewhere?
     
  2. YourGardenShowStacie

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    Our garden has been looking like Fall for the last three weeks. Normally this happens mid to late September.
     
  3. Lysichiton

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    Drought may cause premature leaf fall.

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  4. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I have not noticed any unusual leaf drop. The arbutus have been dropping leaves, but that is normal for them this time of year.
     
  5. Lysichiton

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    Infections both funagal & bacterial can cause premature leaf fall (canker, anthracnose - things like that). We took out our mature (overmature?) Service Berries (Amelanchier) 2 years ago due to premature leaf drop. I suspect it was caused by some root disease, but they lived with it in a moderate way for many years.

    Some trees do not have a long lifespan (see recent discussion of Birch) & one sign of age & senescence can be an inability to carry leaves to the end of the season. I suspect a similar mechanism is working on my head-hair!

    I hope a silviculturalist may expand on my observations & correct me if & where I am wrong.

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