Same Frans Fontaine Hornbeam Dropped Leaves (Again) - November 2020
And, here, below, is an even closer look at the difference between some of the trees and #4 - the tree that has lost leaves.
This is when the [garden diary] pays off for me. I would normally be very concerned about this tree - was it stressed? Was it dying? Do I need to be worried about it coming back in the Spring?
And, I suppose all those questions stand. But, I *do* know that since this happened two years ago, the outcome in 2019 was that this tree did, indeed, come back in Spring. From a post in early June, 2019:
First, the top photo that shows four of the trees to the left from our patio. These are all about the same in terms of thickness, lushness, etc. They're all close to the same height and you can see that a couple of them have a really nice, thick set of leaves near the tops. I think that's a great sign.
One data point in the garden diary here. Last Winter, I posted a photo showing that one of the trees - the fourth from the left, and the one furthest right in the photo above suddenly dropped all of its leaves before the others. Today? That tree appears to be just fine.