Losing tips of Pecan Trees

Asked September 20, 2015, 1:26 PM EDT

I am always finding the tips of my Pecan Trees growth around my yard. I once heard that squirrels were doing this, but I have not seen it. I have no crop this year at all at either of my Pecan Trees. Maybe they watched as I cut down one tree leaning badly due to root rot.

Why are the tips of new growth (about 4" to 6" long) littering my back yard?


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1 Response

You may be seeing a phenomenon called cladoptosis.
See more information on this blogpost from 2013 and compare your situation to see if it is similar.
http://plantclinic.tamu.edu/2013/11/15/cladoptosis-an-interesting-phenomenon/