Discussion in 'Plant Health' started by Bobby Kirbos, Dec 3, 2017.
Any idea what causes leaves to pattern like this?
How did they look during the growing season?
Don't know. The squirrel that lived in that tree is no longer available for questioning. He made a mistake on the bird feeder one day and somehow came down with a case of fast lead poisoning.
My guess is systemic herbicide.
Herbicide looks good as does physiological leaf scorch or pretty extreme deficiency. Combo perhaps.
We had a late fall season here in PA. A good number of trees still had their leaves until last week. They extended municipal leaf pickup by 1 week because of this. Could it just be a normal thing caused by the weather this season?
The tree is on my neighbor's property but it is close to my property line. I did use a selective lawn weed killer this summer - one that kills clover in addition to the "normal" lawn weeds, and I did spray the area under that tree. I don't remember if it was a Bayer, Round-up, Spectricide, or Ortho brand, but it was 1 of those.
It's not really a big deal, I was just wondering if there was a known reason as to why the leaves would look like this. They do look really cool IMHO - not just the solid brownish-red that they usually get.
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