Spruce Tree Is Dropping Many More Cones Than Normal

Question From: P. Montagu - Buffalo, New York, United States
Q: I live near Buffalo, NY and I have a very large Spruce tree in my yard. This is the first year that I noticed the tree shedding a large percentage of its cones... maybe 20 times the normal amount and it happened only over a day or two. Do you have any ideas why?

A: Due to climate stress, many evergreens produced prodigious amounts of pine comes this year and they are now dropping them. Do make sure to keep your tree watered as we go into winter. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy