[LINK] Could Google be wrong?

Tom Koltai tomk at unwired.com.au
Sun Jun 21 18:11:23 EST 2009



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> [mailto:link-bounces at mailman1.anu.edu.au] On Behalf Of Jan Whitaker
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> At 02:57 AM 22/06/2009, Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> >The "deciduous" bit remains a bit of a problem for Australian
> >natives though ...
> >isn't that something like a maple leaf on the Google tree?
> 
> I've seen lots of maples here in some parts of the country, Japanese 
> maples. Our streets are lined with plane trees which drop their 
> leaves as the weather turns cold. Birches and oaks do as well.
> 
> You're right about natives not dropping all their leaves as these 
> others do in winter, but they do drop leaves. My eucalyptus dropped 
> heaps during the dry spell in summer.


There you have it Jan,

I grow a few bonsai, and of course I have the usual (Japanese Maple)
acer palmetum amongst my collection.

The leaves started turning yellow yesterday.

(Although I cheat a little - they have fluoro grow lights that dont turn
off till 9 pm.)
But temperature wise - they are out in the open.

So Japanese Maples have decided that autumn is here. (The ones that are
further away from the Grow lights all dropped their leaves weeks
ago........


Tom


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