Dry conditions impacting vegetation in the MOV

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Southern portions of the viewing area have seen abnormally dry conditions over the past month.
While not in a drought, these drier conditions can affect vegetation, this can be seen in certain types of flowers before other types of plants react.

Even though trees take longer to react to drier weather you may notice some leaves changing color and falling off of trees While trees take longer to react to drier weather you may notice some leaves changing color and falling off of trees but not due to it being close to the Fall Season.

“Trees, if they are dropping leaves now that means they are in stress and it would be good to give them a little bit of water, but similar to grasses and lawns, if they are browning out, that means you need some water" says Nick Mehl from Greenleaf Landscapes.

Many areas of the MOV did receive rain this past week, the next week looks to be dry which could compound any issues already occurring.