Tree Tips – why the leaves fall

Why the Leaves Fall The turning of leaf color and eventual falling of leaves are a part of the trees’ strategy and preparation for winter.  Some trees, such as evergreens, have developed methods of winter survival. Deciduous, or broadleaf, trees have leaves that are thin and wide and are very vulnerable to cold and snowContinue reading “Tree Tips – why the leaves fall”

The Leaves Are Turning, But When?

As sunlight decreases and days become cooler, the trees are beginning to prepare for winter.  Winter is a bad time for trees to grow – too little sunlight, too little water, and too much cold.  Trees need to store nutrients (sugars) in their roots as well as water to survive over winter. They also haveContinue reading “The Leaves Are Turning, But When?”