Maple Trees Are Producing Lots Of Seed Pods

Question From: MICHIGAN
Q: It was interesting to read your column in today's Homestyle section about the temperature's affect on leaves. I have noticed SO MANY seed pods from my maple trees this year. I know that's an indication of stress. Did the extreme temperature fluctuations cause that to happen, too?

A: Yes. Between drought like conditions and weather extremes plants, including trees produce an abundance of seeds to insure endurance. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy