Maple Tree Leaves Have Turned Color But Are Not Falling Off

Question From: G. Todd - Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, United States
Q: The leaves on my Maple tree are not falling off. They are usually all down by now. They have turned color and have shrunk. Any ideas.

A: It's weather related. Drought and excessive heat have resulted in stress that has affected leaf drop and color this year. Keep your tree dry before the soil freezes. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy