“Fool’s autumn colour is … caused by trees still struggling to cope with a dry summer. They wilt and drop their leaves early to save water.” (

Please be emotionally sensitive if you encounter a tree suffering from premature autumnulation.



“There is a fear that if the [leaf miner] insect damages the foliage and weakens the [horse chestnut] tree sufficiently, it may reduce the trees’ resistance to disease, therefore they could suffer more from the bleeding canker disease.” (

Keep your hands off my bleeding conkers (Exhibitionism).