I thought this might be a fun thing to do if I can remember to take a pic every week to see how the trees change and loose their leaves from week to week.
I'll do the birch tree in the front of the house too.
The birch in the front will be naked in a week or so. Once the red maple in the back looses its leaves I'll be doing some major trimming on it. It has filled out nicely since I planted it, but now that I have a patio it's time to remove the 2 main lower branches. This will allow it to fill in with the spring growth and raise the canopy somewhat and not intrude on the patio so much. I do this thing when I trim trees like this, any branches that grow down get removed so it encourages upward growth.
Saturday October 16th
Maple in the backyard is getting real pretty. Still some green leaves on it.
The birch turns fast and drops its leaves just as quick. It'll probably be bare next week.
Dry conditions here so the leaves mulch up really nice with the lawn mower.
Timeline looking Oct 3 to 10 is my favorite. We’re a few days from the peak here in the north GA mtns. Got down into 30s last night, got the wood stove going for second time in last few weeks. Nice time of the year for sure.