Shrubs

CBS 2 producer Carol Thompson noticed the burning bush in her yard was already changing colors in mid-August, well before the start of fall. Experts say it's a sign of drought damage, not an early fall. (Credit: Carol Thompson, CBS 2)

Leaves Already Changing Color A Sign Of Drought, Not Early Fall

Have you seen them yet? Some trees and shrubs in the Chicago area have been changing colors, a month before the official start of autumn. We got to wondering if this is an early sign of fall, or a sign of trouble.

CBS 2–08/21/2012

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Hot, Dry Weather Putting Stress On Local Plants

Chicago’s hot, dry weather already has some trees and shrubs showing fall colors at the Morton Arboretum.

06/19/2012