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Old 03-18-2008, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas NV
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As a new Georgetown transplant I’m not familiar with the local trees.
All our Live Oaks seem to be dropping their leaves, is this normal?
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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That's what I keep asking my trees.

Yes, Feb & March is top-of-the-leaf-drop time for live oaks! But they like to lose them all year, a bit. Depending on droughts etc.

Gotta love this advice telling you how leaf-raking "is good exercise and allows a person to be doing something useful while they daydream"......I bought a mulching mower instead, then pop them on the compost pile, or as a mulch around the shrubs.

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Old 03-18-2008, 10:28 PM
 
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Oh yes. 32 bags of leaves later, this was quite a weekend. The mossy stuff will come soon, then summer! If you have a pool, buy some no more problems. It's a mess.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:15 AM
 
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Generally, live oaks drop their leaves year round so they're never really bare. Sometimes they will drop them all at once and you'll freak out thinking the tree died.
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Old 03-19-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Different strokes for different oaks (okay, that is bad..)

But anyway, some oaks drop leaves year round, others in one big 'whump!', and some (like the Monterrey Oak) are almost evergreen.
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