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Native trees wilted, leaves dropping in Johnston County, North Carolina
8/10/2017 2:48:25 PM

Plants & Wildlife
Johnston County, NC

Start Date: 7/30/2017 - End Date: 7/30/2017
The 15 acre pond is almost 4 inches below full. No water is flowing in. The 0.19 inches of rain did not offset the extreme heat of July 21-23. Native flowering dogwood and sassafras trees were observed in wilted condition. Native tulip poplars, planted well established Catalpa trees, and other trees have leaves turning color and being shed. CoCoRaHS Report from Station #Clayton 6.8 ESE on 8/7/2017