Are Changing Leaves A Sign Of An Early Fall?

I sure hope not. I love summer.

CBS New York

PARAMUS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — In neighborhoods across the Tri-State, leaves are starting to turn colors and in some cases even dropping to the ground.

Colorful leaves are synonymous with fall and a highlight of the season, but when people see leaves changing and dropping in mid-August it’s cause for concern, CBS 2 Meteorologist Elise Finch reported.

“They’re really not that green, so it is a little scary,” said one Paramus resident.

Bruce Rees told Finch it isn’t just the leaves on the trees in his Paramus neighborhood that are turning colors, he’s also seeing a lot of brown plants and shrubs.

“We’re finding things have been dying off a little bit ahead of time,” he said. “I don’t know why.”

Plant consultant Rick Isley said this year’s brutal winter is partially to blame.

“Extreme cold temperatures can affect the root system, the bark and it could limit the amount of nutrients…

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