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Why do the trees think it's autumn already?

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Edited by Gill Burrell, Tuesday, 23 Aug 2022, 10:04

Why do the Trees think it's autumn already ?  🌳🍂

I have noticed a lot of leaves falling from the trees already, is this normal in the beginning and middle of August?
I read something about this on the news yesterday.

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"From the crunch of the leaves underfoot and the fiery foliage adorning the trees, you might be thinking that autumn has come early.
But experts say this hint of a change in seasons isn't genuine. Instead it is the tell- tale sign of a "false autumn"
They warn the heatwave and drought has pushed the trees into survival mode, with leaves dropping off or changing colour as a result of stress. And some (trees) may end up dying as a result! "

Source:By Helen Briggs
Environment correspondent BBC News

20/8/22

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