Growth in the Spring in Fletcher, NC
In the fall when trees are finished storing sugar, and nutrients to survive the winter they actually begin the processes for the spring that lead to budding. The change in daylight that occurs in the fall operates as a sign for the tree to go into its dormant state. Similarly, after the winter begins to end, the days get longer, and the temperature increases. These signs are interpreted by the tree as an opportunity to come out of dormancy and make use of all of that pent up stored glucose, chlorophyll, and nutrients from the past 9 months.
The following is the budding season of spring. This is why you wake up one morning and your trees are bare, and then the next morning you see leaves sprouting. The amount of nutrients saved up by trees, plants, and shrubs is simply astonishing. It is this process that allows our plant life to prosper immediately after the harsh winter. Just like our four seasons, the nature of our trees is cyclical. With increased access to daylight chlorophyll production resumes its wealth and the leaves we see are green once again. After growing to its capacity the tree will immediately begin storing energy for the fall and winter as well.