Reader Mail: Brown leaves in July?

Hoboken’s annual early brown leaves festival

Happens every year – everyone wonders why certain trees lose their leaves so early in the summer!

Early Autumn at Shipyard Park

7/22/2009:

Once again, a Hoboken411 reader wonders what the deal is with the “early autumn” in Hoboken – this time over at Shipyard Park…

“I live in the Shipyards, and the sidewalks and the park are covered with fallen, dead leaves from the trees that surround the park. It’s a perfect “October” picture, but this is July. What the hell is going on?”

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Wrong trees for Hoboken?

We covered a similar situation back in the Summer of 2007. The readers debated back and forth whether these London Plane Sycamore trees had some kind of Anthracnose Fungi – and some felt the trees were just “not watered properly” and may be inappropriate for this area. One reader commented that it may be “Summer Heat Scorch” and so on…

But it looks nice, despite being a bit out of season. Sort of like wearing white pants in January?

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7 Comments on "Reader Mail: Brown leaves in July?"

mrs c
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mrs c

I live in the Shipyard, and notices were posted that the sycamores are infested with some kind of moth. They’ll be spraying tomorrow night (so technically Fri AM) at 3am. We’ve been advised to keep our windows closed overnight, which is a bit unsettling.

MidnightRacer
Member

the acidity of poo will turn any green leaf brown

lokelyokel
Member
lokelyokel

They dont react well to all the smug in this town. Yes I said that right.

escaped68
Member

it looks like something is being absorbed into the root system either some spray that is deadly to the root system or over fertilization. also, there any number of beetles and caterpillars that can cause this type of damage. contact rutgers and they will help with the problem

NotBnR
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NotBnR

Certainly not a Summer Heat Scorch this year.

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