Saturday, October 22, 2011

What's up with dropping foliage anyways?

Why is, do you suppose, that some trees drop their leaves from the bottom branches up first. and others drop them from the top down first, like the one pictured here? This particular tree is out in the open, so it's getting plenty of light from all sides, so I wonder if light matters?  Guess I'll need to ask the Tree Doctor.

1 comment:

  1. Good question, Rick. Wish I knew the answer. I'd also be interested to know why the colors are so muted this fall. The red maple next to my garage, for example, usually fires up a nice bright-red hue. This year it just sort of turned a musty yellow. Not much to look at, really.