What did the dry, hot summer do to your trees? “Dead limbs, leaves falling off or changing color too early and insect or disease damage are just a few of the signs that your trees are under stress,” says Rob Nagy, Giroud Representative and ISA Certified Arborist.
Saturated ground, unending rain and flooding has proven too much for many area trees. Rob Poley, ISA Certified Arborist and Giroud Representative, snapped this photo today at a home in Wyndmoor, PA of a tree that uprooted and fell across the street.
Discovered by the Bartram’s in 1765, the Franklinia was named in honor of their friend, Benjamin Frankilin. A multi-stemmed tree with year-round interest, its creamy white fragrant flowers bloom from late July into September. The dark green leaves turn orange and red in the fall, often in combination with a few late flowers. Subtly striped branches and persistent seed capsules add winter interest. Sometimes this plant will try to grow as a shrub, but it can usually be trained into tree form.