With the worse drought in over 60 years raging across the United States, tress struggle to hold on to they’re dying foliage.
Several summers ago we lost our Redbud tree to a freakish wind storm. Sprouts from that tree have been struggling to survive in the oppressive heat of the summer of 2012.
Leaves began falling last week. Green clumps dropping from the Maple trees in our yard. Now limbs of brown withered leaves hang low and the yellow/brown straw that was our yard is beginning to wear a blanket of brown dead leaves.
With these conditions can we even expect any kind of harvest as fall approaches in the weeks ahead?
Meteorologist add that the forecast for the near future does not show any relief from the drought and only a slight respite from the heat. If you call the high 80s cooler!
We are not even into the “Dog Days of summer,” which usually is in August.