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What's going on with my sycamores here?

Posted by jowall Z6 Nashville TN (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 0:47

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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RE: What's going on with my sycamores here?

  • Posted by jowall Z6 Nashville TN (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 0:49

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


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  • Posted by jowall Z6 Nashville TN (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 0:58

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.


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


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They all seem to do that, every year.

Not sure why.


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Pretty common for sycamores here to that in August.


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  • Posted by jowall Z6 Nashville TN (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 14:05

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


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  • Posted by jowall Z6 Nashville TN (My Page) on
    Thu, Aug 7, 14 at 14:06

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


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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?


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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.


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


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Anthracnose? http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/02930.html


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  • Posted by jowall Z6 Nashville TN (My Page) on
    Sat, Aug 9, 14 at 10:50

Several very cool nights in July.

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


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