[CT Birds] tree question, happy catbirds

Jo-Anne Roberts jmrcnslt at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 26 12:07:41 EDT 2009

Probably is due to leaf miners eating the leaves. I used to have a beatiful wheeping birch in Willimantic. If I sprayed for leaf miners it would stay in full leaf for the summer. otherwise, it would drop leaves. It had a 20" canapy of branches hanging down. I had to choose - spray for leaves, or not spray. Over the 20 years I lived there, sometimes I did, sometimes I didn't. 


Apparently the people I sold the house to didn't like it or thougth it was dying when the leaves dropped...they've since chopped it down!



Mansfield Center
> From: carolansel at gmail.com
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 11:06:53 -0400
> Subject: [CT Birds] tree question, happy catbirds
> Sorry, a bit off-topic - but the white birch in my yard is suddenly 
> dropping tons of yellow leaves - anyone else seeing this? Do you think 
> it's related to this unending rain, or is that coincidental? I have 
> not seen it do this before - the tree cracked and died back several 
> years ago in an April snow; it now consists of two trunks which 
> sprouted from the base about 10 years ago or so.
> So, on a bird topic, my catbirds couldn't be happier - ripe mulberries 
> on the tree and suet in the feeder - life is good!
> Carol Ansel
> Mystic
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