What's going on with my sycamores here?

jowall(Z6 Nashville TN)August 7, 2014

Hello again.

So after another fantastic growing season, I noticed a good smattering of the leaves on each of my two sycamores start to turn yellow and brown. They're almost identical to each other.

I'd say I noticed a few a couple of weeks ago. I then went on vacation and came back and the turn had advanced to where they are today.

I look forward to your thoughts.

Take a look. First closer up.

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jowall(Z6 Nashville TN)

And now one from a bit further away.

As you can see it is really the interior leaves that are more affected than the outside and the tips of the branches

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 12:49AM
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jowall(Z6 Nashville TN)

Here is what one of them looked like at the end of June. Between then and now, I did prune of a couple of small lower limbs off of each of them, but it was pretty light pruning and the wounds appear to be healing well.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 12:58AM
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ctnchpr

Cool nights and warm, dry days. The tree "thinks" it's Autumn. I wouldn't worry about it.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 2:09AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

They all seem to do that, every year.

Not sure why.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 7:05AM
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jdo053103(7b - NC)

Pretty common for sycamores here to that in August.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 9:49AM
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jowall(Z6 Nashville TN)

Thanks. Just seemed early. If this were 2-3 weeks later I wouldn't have thought twice.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 2:05PM
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jowall(Z6 Nashville TN)

Also. Doesn't seem to be happening in bigger more mature trees in the neighborhood.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 2:06PM
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huggorm

It is a wetland tree, isn't it? It might not get enough water to keep all its leves, standing in a lawn. Do wild growing trees also lose leaves now?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 3:55PM
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poaky1

Even the wild ones here are doing that. This includes many growing on a riverbank close to me. My London plane still is green though. We have been getting alot of rain lately, about 1 and 1/2 months straight. Having rain at least every 3-4 days. June was our last dry spell, and only 2 weeks in June.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 11:38PM
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ctnchpr

@ poaky1, You had unusually cool nights for July, no?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 2:02AM
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    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 3:08AM
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jowall(Z6 Nashville TN)

Several very cool nights in July.

I believe anthracnose is a spring early summer deal. Not the case here I don't think.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 10:50AM
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