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I saw some trees today that were changing from green to orange already. I’ve noticed this over the past few years in July and August. Why are they changing already.  

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The tree perceives an environmental threat( in this case, probably the heat wave/lack of water, but could also be insects, root damage, etc.)...they're stressed, and producing less chlorophyll than they are breaking down

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I always have 2 weeks of heel in the summer when my sycamore trees drop leaves and lots of bark. 

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27 mins ago, MrJingles said:

The tree perceives an environmental threat( in this case, probably the heat wave/lack of water, but could also be insects, root damage, etc.)...they're stressed, and producing less chlorophyll than they are breaking down

The ones I notice first are the planted ones, the small ones you see In parking lots and neighborhoods. Thats

what I was thinking. Environmental reasons 

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Red maples and black tupelo trees turns few leaves red or orange early. It seems more pronounced when they re water stressed.

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1 hour ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

 

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That’s money! I plowed for 30 hours straight on that record storm last winter 

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12 hours ago, bassturds said:

That’s money! I plowed for 30 hours straight on that record storm last winter 

Try 57hrs nonstop before you flop.

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19 hours ago, bassturds said:

I saw some trees today that were changing from green to orange already. I’ve noticed this over the past few years in July and August. Why are they changing already.  

 

Drought and Insect infestation could both trigger senescence.   

 

It is likely a combination of dry conditions and a pest infestation.  

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18 hours ago, PaulS said:

I always have 2 weeks of heel in the summer when my sycamore trees drop leaves and lots of bark. 

 

Sycamores in particular are well known for this.   

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19 hours ago, MrJingles said:

The tree perceives an environmental threat( in this case, probably the heat wave/lack of water, but could also be insects, root damage, etc.)...they're stressed, and producing less chlorophyll than they are breaking down

 

Mr Jingly hit it. 

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