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Old 03-23-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Default When do you see the tree leaves come out in the spring?

We've had posts on this but no thread I could find on the topic, perhaps a good thread for thinking about spring. I saw this comment and was rather surprised to hear the poster describe seeing leaves in March as normal, even though I know his location is oceanic:

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The trees have no leaves on them whatsoever which is rare as usually some trees would have leaves on them by now. If this cold spell continues well into April the growing season and summer will be significantly shortened.
The only time I've seen tree leaves (as opposed to flowers or shrub leaves, though latter still rather rare) in March was in the freakishly warm March of 2012 and even that was further south in Philadelphia. Some small leaves around March 20:





this is a typical early April landscape here:



When do tree leaves appear where you live? Earliest you've seen?
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:04 PM
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Location: Surrey
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In London the earliest leaves usually appear in late March or early April (cherries, almonds, horse chestnuts etc). In 2010 they didn't appear until April/May due to the extreme winter. The latest trees usually are fully leaved by mid-May. Leaves are usually gone by December.

In Brisbane most trees have leaves throughout the year.
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Old 03-23-2013, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Well, I guess some trees might have very few leaves on them by late March, but that is the exception to the rule, and even during last year's very warm March, trees were still bare into April. It was odd, experiencing 22C with bare trees.

Most or all trees would be in leaf by late April or so I guess, but in 2010, some trees were pretty bare in late May, possibly extending into June.

This would be a typical late March scene: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonrising/7018891893/
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Katy, Texas
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Late February. Most trees have leafed out or are in the process of leafing out right now.
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Estonia
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First tree leaves start appearing in mid-May. By early June they're in full leaf. Lower vegetation like bushes goes green a few weeks before that.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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In mid to late March, but that hasn't really happened this year. I predict that the leaves this year should appear around mid April.
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Old 03-24-2013, 05:24 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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It depends. When I said March that is when they start coming out not when they are fully out. They are usually fully out by May.

But sometimes its later. This year it is significantly later and we won't be having leaves on the trees until at least mid-april.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Buxton, England
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Late May is when they are fully out.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Varies from year to year, late april to late may.
Also varies with different species of trees too.
For example maples leaf out earlier than oaks, etc.

Last year Spring was exceptionly mild, I noticed some leafing out mid-april.
2002 was exact opposite, we had a very cool may-early june, tree leaves were
half out for weeks until early june.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:18 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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Practically the first day of March because our winters are pathetic and weak.
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