For those of us on the west coast that aren’t directly in harms way of the many fires, we are still affected by the horrendously bad air and smoke. My heart goes out to those who were more directly affected by the fires and I hope everyone closer to the fires stays safe.
AQI in Portland, and most of western Oregon has been between 300-500 for the past week or so, with elevated levels of NO2, SO2 and CO along with the particulate matter.
Is anyone noticing anything funny with their trees? It seems like a lot of my plants are going dormant, with some of the deciduous even losing leaves. It’s a little early for fall leaf drop, but I’m wondering if the lack of sunlight is causing the plants to shut down early. Transpiration is definitely way down across the board right now, and watering has slowed down a lot (just as things were starting to pick back up for fall).
I’m guessing I’ll need to provide extra protection this winter if nothing else.