May 03 2014
Very soon southwestern Pennsylvania will reach the moment when most of the trees have leaves. This usually happens around May 5.
Leaf out seems a bit delayed this year but it’s making progress. On Monday (April 28) I found a tulip tree unfurling its leaves one by one. By Thursday the same branch looked like this:
There’s probably another leaf inside that big bud, and then there will be a flower.
When will “Most of the Trees Have Leaves?”
For Schenley Park, I’ll let you know.
(photos by Kate St. John)
Later: “Full Leaf” was late this year. It didn’t happen until May 13 in Schenley Park.