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Limb Drop [Aug. 8th, 2018|08:56 am]
Tony Grist
Matthew says the technical name for it is "summer limb drop" and it happens in times of drought. The tree is reducing its size so as to make the best use of the very little water available. He says ours is the fifth case he's been called out to recently.
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[User Picture]From: davesmusictank
2018-08-08 08:23 am (UTC)
I have not heard of that phrase before. You learn something new every day.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-08 10:08 am (UTC)
It was new to me too.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2018-08-08 09:53 am (UTC)
Never heard of that before that trees can also do this in summer.
But well, it's also an exceptional summer this year in terms of missing rain...

Seen a few trees that really had this. Remarkably, it's been chestnut trees a couple of times only and that even in the woods among different kinds of other trees.
Other ones showed signs of scattered branches here and there which were brown and dry in their leaves, but not the whole tree yet.
In other ares of the country, they report young trees which are still small showing these signs of "dressing" like in autumn. Possibly needing to consider them as "lost".
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-08 10:10 am (UTC)
We went out for a drive yesterday and I noticed that the trees were beginning to have that "late summer" look- all dry and dusty. I suspect we can look for autumn to come early.
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2018-08-08 10:27 am (UTC)
Man, that sounds worse than here...
(Even though, I already wondered how the remaining green trees manage their cause! 'Cause it hasn't rained properly everywhere in this area...)
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[User Picture]From: puddleshark
2018-08-08 10:33 am (UTC)
That makes sense.

I hadn't come across the term before, but I suspect that's because it hasn't been happening much here since 1976...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2018-08-08 11:31 am (UTC)
Strange times: I got really excited yesterday evening because it had started raining- as if rain were something one simply didn't expect in an English August.
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