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Phenology with local naturalist Larry Weber every Friday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Green Visions: the not-so-vibrant hues of stressed trees

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Robert L. Anderson, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Drought-stressed maple

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a (dead) flower.” ~ with apologies to Albert Camus



The glorious reds and golds and oranges of autumn may include more dead-leaf brown this year ...

Already, those who keep an eye on such things are discovering we're a couple of weeks ahead of where we usually are at this time, fall color-wise, and the summer's heat and drought is affecting leaf color - where it hasn't just killed the tree outright.

Folks interested in the Nature's Timekeepers project, or who want to contribute their own phenology observations can find information here:

Nature's Timekeepers website
Lake Superior Phenology Network on Facebook

USA National Phenology Network on Facebook
USA National Phenology Network website

Lisa Johnson has been a broadcast journalist for 41 years ... and a radio announcer for a teensy bit longer.
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