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Live oak dropping branches

Posted by jaymo49 9a (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 29, 13 at 9:25

My large (about 10 ft in circumference) live oak is dropping small branches along with its acorns. The leaves are green on the branches. The other live oaks are not doing this. Is this due to disease, or could one of the large limbs be dying out?

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RE: Live oak dropping branches

hard to tell without pix ...

but that said.. are squirrels building nests????


RE: Live oak dropping branches

Could be squirrels. Look up there and see. They do this to my neighbor's Red Oak. They gnaw off small branches then collect the acorns at ground level.

As long as there are acorns, there will be squirrels.

branch size?

meant to ask: 'just how large are these branches??'

RE: Live oak dropping branches

Maybe 6 inches long and wide (with leaves) to sometimes (the twig part) a foot long. They don't look gnawed. I thought the wind was blowing them off, but after a few days with no rain or wind they were still coming off. The other trees are just as old and aren't dropping their branches (or "branchlets").

RE: Live oak dropping branches

no further guesses.. until you post a pic..

i especially want to see a 6 inch long 6 inch wide stick


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