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by TheGardenerGuy on September 19, 2005 03:25 AM
Hi Everyone... [wayey]
Our large 50 ft. sugar maple in our front yard has a couple branches turning color already..
Its been in the lower 50s..upper 40s the last few nites here in Northern IL.
Should we be concerned? Its not very noticeable.
We have been keeping everything watered and i thought it might be because of the stress of our extreme drought here this yr.
Any thoughts? [dunno]

Greg [angel] [tongue] [gabby]

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by weezie13 on September 19, 2005 08:23 AM
Yes, that's a good possiblity on the stress..
Heat, or lack of water..
The tree does that on purpose to conserve
having to feed so many leaves, so it will, in a sense "shut down" certain leaves..

Also, the change in evening temps can do it..
And the change in the sun's position in the sky,
is also a trigger for the plant/tree/leaves to do that..

And believe it or not, every tree is different..
You can have two trees, side by side, and both can have different reactions...
***I know this, because we have two very big mature maples just to the back of our back door.
Side by side, one goes into dormancy before the other and that same one buds open before the other one too..
Side by side, same growing conditions, but they do different things...

There's also another post here some one asked, about it too, and I put a post there about some technical stuff too.. about photosnythesis.
I think it was under SnazziT..
I'll check..

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by weezie13 on September 19, 2005 08:26 AM
Here it is Greg..
is this normal?? (maple tree chat) [thumb]

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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