tree droppings

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Yesterday I noticed that the flowers have started to fall off of my tree.


They looked like tiny little tree poops on the sidewalk.


Today, there were a ton more of them on the ground!


It seems so sad that they would fall off so soon after all the time the tree spent growing them. Is this their purpose? To litter the street with old ash tree flowers? Does that spread the pollen more than having the flowers stay on the twigs and catch the breeze? Are they supposed to be eaten by animals and carried farther? Why are they falling off so fast?

My ash tree isn't the only one shedding. The beautiful bright green flowers of the maple tree by our parking space have started to cover the asphalt.


And the magnolia tree that burst into bloom two weeks ago has already lost most of its flowers.


That was quick. So what's next?

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This page contains a single entry by Alison published on April 28, 2011 4:37 PM.

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