View Messages

Return to Forest & Tree Health

Autumn blaze leaves turning red

[Post a Follow Up] [Post to this category]
From: Ann Mendygral
Saint Charles, IL
My autumn blaze is starting to turn red already. It’s early August. It’s significantly more at the top of the tree than elsewhere. I thinks this is much earlier than years past. It’s 15 years old. Thanks for any advice

Extension Message
From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Ann:

Premature or early fall leaf color may be a sign of stress; or, the tree itself may have come from a nursery or provenance with a more northern latitude. Potential stressors include periods of drought or infrequent precipitation and / or mechanical damage to the stem or roots.

[Post a Follow Up] [Post to this category]
Return to Illinois Forestry.
Search current board