The weather is playig havoc with our trees. The cool beginning of September along with the drought started to put the trees into dormancy. then the record high temperatures with the continuing drought have really stressed the trees. many are dropping their leavesto hold onto the little moisture that they have. Extra wateing helps.
We have noticed that the rabbits have just had a 3rd crop of bunnies this year. Normally it is too late for them to develop enough to survive the winter. Those in the pest control business have noticed other similar signs that winter is going to be late this year.
We have only brought in the more cold sensitive plants so far.every time we think this is it the temperatures go back up. We are getting along with huddling the trees and covering occasionally.