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What is happening to my Shumard Oaks?

15 years ago

My mature shumard is dropping tiny pairs of fully formed baby acorns. There are usually two of these tiny acorns attached to each other. Many fell a few days ago. I swept them up off the sidewalk, but today I could see more had fallen.

Are these this year's crop of acorns, which because they are dropping now will cause the tree to not produce any mature acorns that normally would fall later this year sometime after the next 4 or so months?

What would cause an oak tree to drop its acorns too early. We have had rain occur nearly evey day this month; which has made the climate very humid. Could that have any thing to do with why my Shumard is doing this?

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