Central Florida Trees Dying
I live in central Florida and recently noticed an unusually large number of fully grown, and some smaller trees are dying. (I've also posted about this on the Landscape Design forum where I usually hang. More pics there.) While driving around an area 1/4 mi. x 1 mile, I took photos of about 3 dozen dead trees. Most of these are in yards. Some were at the edges of wooded areas. This seems to have started about 2 or 3 weeks ago, but it's taken some time to grasp the magnitude of it. On Monday, I'll be calling the county agent to see if they know anything.
A little background is that winter before last we had record-breaking extended cold (for us.) Then, last winter we had record-breaking extended warmth (a perfect winter!) It was also dry; we had very little rain over the winter.
Most of the dead trees are Live Oak as that's what the majority of trees here are. I noticed at least one other Oak species, but it's uncommon and I can't id it. Other tree types are citrus and redcedar.
Not so much looking to deal with wild speculation as to the cause, but am wondering if anyone in other parts of Florida or the Southeast is seeing anything like this...??
Various dead trees & shrubs:
view from opposite side
3 in this group; one behind