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Corn dead, trees dying in Brunswick County, North Carolina
8/10/2017 2:45:09 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Brunswick County, NC

Start Date: 8/6/2017 - End Date: 8/6/2017
.16 inch this week, with hot sunny conditions most of the week. All the corn fields between here and North Myrtle Beach are dead, though there is a field off Stone Chimney, between here and Holden Beach that is still green. It is stressed, though, with leaves closing up. The field of sunflowers is all wilted and dying. Birds and squirrels are coming as much for my bird bath as for the seed. And I have seen trees that have leaves turning red or yellow. A couple of Bradford Pear trees have died. The rain is very localized, with some areas getting lots of rain, and some very little. My neighborhood seems to be getting very little. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Bolivia 7.8 SW on 8/7/2017