Thursday, September 30, 2010

some trees in fall

Burning bush, Euonymus europea
Boston ivy, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
European hornbeam, Carpinus betulus
Trident maple, Acer burgerianum

3 comments:

Bandi said...

Hello Walter,

I know this is kind of off topic, but I have a hornbeam which just went nutts a couple of weeks ago. We had some terrible weather here in Transylvania this year with constant rain and low temperatures during the summer, and most of my trees (actually every tree in the city) started to have autumn leaves in the middle of august. Now we've had some nice, warm weather for a couple of weeks, and one of my hornbeams started to shed its old leaves and open its buds. Never seen anything like this before in this time of the year. Should I do something? Is it normal for this to happen?

Thanks in advance,
Bandi

Walter Pall said...

Sure you shold do something. You will have to protect your tree from frost. Otherwise the young leaves will die and the tree has not built buds for next year yet. If the tree makes it into middle of November with green leaves it is OK.

Bandi said...

I'll keep an extra eye on them then. Thanks for the quick response.

Best regards,
Bandi