Any explanation?

This is Georgia, in the Deep South in the middle of summer. The leaves on the eastern side of my maple tree are already changing colors. I know I posted a similar photo in the past, but this year the color change began in mid-June. What causes this? Not enough rain? Very hot temperatures? Should we expect an early Autumn?

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  1. shoreacres says:

    I know almost nothing about gardening and plant biology, but this happens to be a phenomenon that made me curious a couple of years ago. This article provides some information. A search string like ‘why are leaves turning red in summer’ will surface other articles: some are a little scholarly for me, but there’s quite a bit of information.


    1. Thank you. I’ll check that out!

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