No Maple seeds

Asked July 13, 2017, 5:15 PM EDT

Why didn’t maple trees make many seeds in Des Moines this year? I don’t think either of my trees made any spinners.

Polk County Iowa

1 Response

most maples are periodic heavy seeders and this appears to be an off year. weather also plays a major part in determining if there is a heavy seed set. spring weather with late frosts can damage the flowers. i think it is a combination of it being a cold wet spring, weird winter temps, and the natural down cycle.