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Why are the trees losing their leaves?

Darren Fahey aseasons at zeta.org.au
Thu Jul 30 06:41:32 EST 1998


Bob Grabowski wrote in message <35be8485.1729501 at news.supernews.com>...
>Greetings:
>
>I live in the boro of Queens in New York City and for the past several
>years, I bikeride regularly each evening.  Over the past month,  I
>have noticed several trees in the area (as well as in Brooklyn, Long
>Island, and Northern NJ) whose leaves are changing color and falling
>off. It's far too early for fall foliage, yet people are outside with
>their rakes putting the leaves into piles.  I'm a little concerned
>about why this early change of color is happening. Anyone have any
>ideas or ideas about who I might contact?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Bob


> hi Bob, the leaves could be falling off due to two reasons no.1 the trees
may have suffered high summer temperatures and the leaves have burnt off and
are now falling.no.2 an early cold snap may have signalled the start off
anthocyanin pigments synthesizing earlier then  is normal.
>from Darren  email aseasons at zeta.org.com





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