Autumn in July??

Many would be forgiven for identifying the season depicted in the above photograph, showing leaf litter collecting on part of the old Wombourne Railway Station platform, as Autumn. Not so.

The prolonged period of dry, hot weather has had a severe effect on some of the younger trees growing along the Railway Walk. Unlike the older and taller trees, which have much longer roots that reach further underground to more moist earth, the younger trees are forced to shed some leaves in order to reduce their overall demand for water.

If you know of a tree near to you that is shedding leaves at the moment, and you are able to spare some of your waste vegetable water (not water containing detergents), then please give them some much-needed water.

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