This time of year, it’s important to notice any unusual changes in the leaves of your trees. Trees under stress frequently develop autumn coloration early and cast their leaves prematurely. This symptom is often associated with serious root and soil disorders. If addressed early, soil or root management treatments like fertilization, proper irrigation and root invigoration, can help remedy issues.
Vascular diseases, or certain boring insects can also cause premature leaf drop. As such, it is important to have an arborist inspect trees to determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate action.