Wordless Wednesday–What’s Killing The Trees?

Dead Spruce

A week or two ago I noticed this totally dead spruce on my neighbor’s property.

Japanese Lilac Trees

I’d been watching the slow decline of these Japanese Lilac trees all summer.

Half-dead River Birch

About the same time as I noticed the dead spruce, I noticed the decline of these river birches.

Second half dead river birch

On my own property, thankfully, the decline has been less dramatic. I have a few dead branches here and there–but I do not have a much sun as my neighbors.

dead maple branch

The decline on this magnolia has been more dramatic. It is in full sun and this is only the latest casualty.

dying magnolia branch

For lots of explanations of what’s happening, you’ll have to see Friday’s very wordy post.

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