The fall that won't fall

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by lawnsaspire, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. lawnsaspire

    lawnsaspire LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    Has anyone else noticed how green the trees are still? Here it is late October with two hard freezes so far and many trees have yet to change color. May be doing leaf cleanups in January!
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  2. RodneyK

    RodneyK LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 784

    Yes! Been thinking the same thing.
  3. bel-nor

    bel-nor LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Good leaf cleanup won"t interfere with deer and rabbitt season for once.
  4. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 4,750

    It may be that the trees will drop their leaves without changing color. Locally, some are blaming that on the very wet spring and summer.
  5. billc1004

    billc1004 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    i agree here in south jersey not much color .leaves have been falling slow but steady . some trees like ash and locust are about done . bradford's are still dark green . but we had our first frost the other night so that should help with them falling..
  6. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Messages: 2,754

    Around here they are either all gone or still green. Hardly any of the oaks have turned... I'd say 90% of the maple, hickory, elm are gone. The Populars are ready to drop.
  7. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 19,624

    Its been the worst October Ive had, I went to 2 year round houses last week and they looked like they did when I left them the last service, so I came back home.

    It was cold last night so Im thinking the leaves will start to fall soon
  8. WorldsStrongestLandscaper

    WorldsStrongestLandscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 243

    Up here in ct we Are 10-14 ahead of our best october...we have had many weeks inbetween rain storms ...even 8 weeks in march april...summer was dry too sothe leaves twnd to shed their leaves early to store food and energy for the winter..we will start our cleanups early and end b4 thanksgiving....usually I'm hoping it doesent snow all theway to december 7th...then I'm ripping off the boxes and trying to put the plows/Sanders on in a frantic panic lol....good luck to all .Big Steve
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  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,807

    I was just commenting on that to my wide a couple hours ago. There's plenty of color here, but plenty of green for this time of year too. What's really odd is that the oaks have turned color a lot already, and dropping like crazy, yet the trees that are normally very colorful or dropped by this time, are still green and heavily leaved out yet.
  10. dKoester

    dKoester LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,390

    Its the coldest October I can remember. It frosted last night hard.

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