May 25, This happens on a sort of cyclical basis. And possibly, out of that abundance of cones, it's just dropping some. Or perhaps an animal (bird or a cute thing that looks like a tree drawing is cutting some of the cones off. It's also possible that the tree has put out a flush of stress cones. This happens when the tree is dying and it makes a final effort to reproduce.
Jun 05, The female cones on some pine species will open to receive pollen and then close and reopen to fall off the tree or to disperse seeds. The large cones falling may be the female cones pollinated last year. The smaller cones falling may be either male cones that have already shed their pollen or due to lack of moisture in the soil. Apr 01, Regarding this, why is my pine tree dropping green cones? The smaller cones falling may be either male cones that have already shed their pollen or due to lack of moisture in the soil.
Although pine tree are pretty drought tolerant. The cones you see at the top of the tree may be new cones or female cones closed after pollination. Sep 14, The cones are still “green” meaning that they are green (ish) in color, the scales are mostly closed, and the seeds inside are not quite mature. A Douglas-fir tree reaps no benefit from dropping its unripe cones straight down. First, the seeds are not yet ripe and are unlikely to germinate (especially trapped inside the cones).Estimated Reading Time: 4 mins.
Aug 24, The green cone drop happens for hours just after dawn each day, during which time there is a noisy barrage of hundreds of green cones on our deck and patio under the tree. For critters to be responsible, there would have to be an army of rodents who are only active in the early morning! Aug 22, Our backyard neighbor has been complaining about the pine needles and pine cones that fall from our foot tall pine tree, which has some branches that hang over her yard.
Three years ago, we pruned the tree back to the maximum extent recommended by an Arborist, and even paid our neighbor aboutto compensate her for a year's worth of. Pine Trees Dropping Green Needles. Question From: M. Ward - ALABAMA. Q: There have been plenty of pine cones this year. When the needles began to fall a few weeks ago, I recall that they were ordinary and brown, but in the past weeks at least half the needles have been green -- healthy-looking and green -- the other half the usual.
Have many of the needles on your pine tree have been dropping off lately? Don't worry and don't cut the tree down! There is a perfectly natural explanation. Though pines and most other conifers are called evergreens, their needles do not stay alive and green forever.