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OK friends, we have (or rather our tree has) a serious problem and don't know what to think or do. Our linden tree (known in Czech as a 'lipa' or in French as a 'tilleulle' or you Brits call it a 'lime tree' though I absolutely cannot figure that out) is losing leaves. For more information on this kind of tree, please see here or here.
No, not just a few here and there...it is literally crying leaves. Every day we collect hundreds of them. It is just really sad and the only reason we can figure for this is that when the leaves were starting to come out, we got hit by a cold spell and it even snowed and the temps went under freezing. Otherwise, we don't know what is causing it. You might think, oh, well, it is just a tree, but it isn't. This is a nearly 200 year old tree!!
See it? You are looking at the top part of it behind me...those big main branches are so big neither Mom nor Dad could put their arms around them. It is a big, old tree..and it is going prematurely bald. Any of you smart gardeners out there have any ideas???? Help!!