Q1: Why do our Monkey Pod trees occasionally look sick?

Answer: Monkey Pod trees flower in a seasonal manner. Flowering usually s­tarts at the end of the dry season, when leaves and any previous seed pods drop. During this “drop” season, trees are sometimes mistakenly diagnosed as being sick or diseased. Eventually foliage appears and flowering begins, this usually tends to peak in the spring (however a tree may have flow­ers in almost any month). In its native Central and South America, you’ll see the flowering between January and May, while in areas like Hawaii flowering occurs in April and May.

Answer Posted: 05/09/2016
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