One of nature’s finest shows is FALL FOLIAGE. Color-changing leaves make a beautiful display, but early changes can be a sign that your tree or trees are stressed.
The early variation in color intensity is due to varying weather conditions, which can affect the balance of chemicals and their composition in leaves. Changes in the amounts of rainfall, sunlight, temperature, and other factors may have an effect on how bright, how quickly, or how long the fall season will last.
Premature colors can be an indicator that your tree isn’t vigorous enough to withstand insect, disease or unusual weather changes. When only one or two limbs show premature color, it may be an indication of disease weakening the infected limb. When the entire tree begins to exhibit premature color, it usually is linked to root related stress, possibly from drought.