Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nature Notes and the Tulip Tree


This photo was taken from my balcony looking across my driveway at the neighbors yard. It is, of course, July. So, what is wrong with this picture?

Are you thinking that the fall leaves look a bit out of place? I thought so too...so, of course, I investigated.

Turns out that all of the yellow and brown leaves had come from the neighbors tulip tree. I googled tulip tree and "yellow leaves" and several sources told me that the leaves of tulip trees will turn yellow and fall under drought conditions.

Mystery solved! It's the drought. Luckily, we had a big storm yesterday morning...here's hoping that cheered the poor tulip tree up a bit!

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I have prepared this post so as to participate in Nature Notes over at RamblingWoods.com. Check it out, It's a lot of fun. We get together and show and tell what Mother Nature is up to each week in our corners of the world!

9 comments:

  1. I like how you investigate Libby. Here too trees are losing their leaves. I have watered all the trees in the yard once a week since this started so help them..we need rain..maybe tonight they said...Michelle

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  2. Thanks Michelle! I am glad I investigated too, because I was wondering what on earth was wrong with that tree!!

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  3. Very interesting, Libby. I didn't know that there is a actually a tulip tree! I thought tulips just grew from bulbs. It must look pretty when it's in bloom. Nice composition of your shot!

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    1. They do come from bulbs (you were right!). The tulip tree has flowers that look like tulips, so ppl just call it that!

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  4. I hope you get enough rain. I find the fallen leaves to be lovely but it does look like fall.

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    1. The leaves have a lot of pretty yellow and orange to them, but poor tree!

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  5. I've never seen tulip trees around here. SO very interesting.

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    1. They are a beautiful tree; they may not have them in Japan(?)

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  6. We used to have a magnolia tree that was beautiful, but shed brown leaves all year round. Raking was a constant thing, but the tree was beautiful!)

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