Tree following, August 2020

Liz –   Further to last month I’m pleased to see that my White Oak, here in Lexington Kentucky, still has plenty of green leaves on it.  It’s also good to see that some new leaves have appeared low down on the trunk.

 

Hopefully this is an indication that the measures I took are beginning to work and the tree will fully recover.

Mike – Here in Harrow, London the leaves of the the Plum Tree I’m following are already starting to change colour, from green to yellow, and die back.

I’m not surprised to see this given the lack of rain throughout the spring and summer, along with periods of very warm weather such as this week when temperatures have been up to 35 C/ 95 F for several days.

Our thanks, to Pat, The Squirrelbasket, for continuing to host Tree following. If you want to know more about this please click on the link shown over on the right-hand side.

Take care, and have a good weekend!

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17 Responses to Tree following, August 2020

  1. Jo says:

    I do hope the white oak recovers. We’ve had loads of plums on our tree this year, some years it produces loads, others not a single one. I haven’t noticed the leaves changing colour yet though, I shall have to take a closer look.

    • Liz says:

      Jo, I’m hoping the oak recovers too! Speaking of plums, I bought a jar of Tiptree’s damson plum jam in the supermarket last week. It was so good on buttered toast! Liz

    • Flighty says:

      Jo I do too. Lucky you, enjoy them, and that seems to be the way with plum trees. Not many have changed yet, I only noticed close up. xx

  2. julietwilson says:

    Some leaves are already starting to turn on the horse chestnut that I’m following. Autumn is starting already. Hope you get some good plums!

    Juliet

  3. Liz says:

    Mike, there are trees with leaves changing colour here already this year. Weather (and everything else) has been strange. This too shall pass!

  4. Thank you both.
    The bark on that white oak has a great texture!
    Hope you had some good rain after the heatwave, Mike. Here we got away with lots of rain and hardly any lightning – hope you did the same.
    All the best 🙂

    • Liz says:

      Pat, I suppose I am so distracted by the brown leaves, that I have paid insufficient attention to the trunk of the white oak. Thank you for bringing me back to the appreciation of those details and thanks for hosting this meme. Liz

    • Flighty says:

      Pat you’re welcome. There’s been some rain over the past few days, with plenty more due today. And to you. xx

  5. snowbird says:

    Good to see that white oak recovering. My plum is pretty much the same as yours. xxx

  6. nikkipolani says:

    Oh, that’s so good to hear, Liz! Let’s hope for a full revival.
    Flighty, at those temperatures (and rainlessness), seems you’re keeping up with me in SoCal!

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