Early Fall Leaf Drop

Excessive rains have led to widespread occurrence of fungal anthracnose and bacterial leaf scorch in trees, as well as other tree diseases, and resulted in lots of mushrooms and bracket fungi.  We are noticing many leaves falling early from trees such as silver maple

Silver Maple Leaf Spot

and sycamore. In disease affected trees, defoliation may be noticeable especially in low lying areas without good air circulation. At this point in the season, leaf spot and drop will have no long term effect on the health of the trees.

NFG 10/5/2018