excessive green seed (airplanes) dropping

Asked August 7, 2015, 9:43 AM EDT

What is causing the paper bark maple to drop the green pods? The leaves are not falling. The lawn and driveway are covered. The tree is about nine years old and this has never happened before.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

Sometimes trees can put a great deal of resources into seed production. A reason for the heavy seed crop this year may be due to environmental conditions. Heavy seeding and drop should not pose an issue for long term tree health. Keep the tree well watered during dry periods.