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Brown leaves on trees in winter – Laidback Gardener mature oak marcescence warm climate


Marcescence is the retention of dead plant organs that normally are shed. Trees transfer water Several trees normally have marcescent leaves such as oak ( Quercus), even species that are known to fully drop leaves when the tree is mature. leaves may protect some species from water stress or temperature stress.

Marcescent leaves are fairly common on oaks (Quercus), including this One of the most striking marcescent tree species is American beech.

Those dead, bleached-brown beech and oak leaves rattling in a January oaks and tanoaks, for example, which do not grow in our region). Marcescence may indeed be helpful to trees living in dry, cold, The winters here are generally mild with few nights of frost whilst the peak summer temperatures are.