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What’s happening to my redbud tree?

about 3 hours ago

QUESTION: For the second year our tree is full of brown seed pods. I have probably pulled up a million little redbud shoots. The tree is ugly and the flowers were completely covered by the pods. Is the tree dying or should we cut it down? I have noticed that other trees in our area are not doing this. Thanks for your input. - Kathy..........ANSWER: Many, many Redbuds in the area are exhibiting exactly what you describe. That the seedpods are hanging on may be a result of the sudden very hard freeze we had last November, or just a characteristic of the tree in our climate. It is not a sign that the tree is dying. Eventually the pods will fall. FOR MORE, READ ON...

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