So if you love trees at all, you have noticed that one of our favorite trees, the Japanese Cherry, has already shed its leaves. Why? Why are these beautiful trees bald already when other trees, like maples and oaks haven’t even turned color? Well, the first in, first out rule applies here. Cherry trees are among the first to blossom (as early as late winter) and leaf-out. And they are also among the first to shed their leaves.
Right now the Okame are still carrying their leaves, although the lovely Yoshinos have closed shop for the year (i.e. shed their leaves) as pictured below.
The bare Yoshino is pictured at the top, followed by the leafed Okame.
Keep on the lookout for the next trees to turn color in your area. — We will report on the next to turn in NC!
Stay Green — Your friends at Leaf Critters.