Q. Our new home has lots of great pecans and red oaks for shade. The pecans have already started to drop their leaves. The leaves have a pattern of yellow and dark angular splotches. What causes the splotches? If it is a fungus does that mean we should rake up and discard the leaves? We also understand that pecans and oak leaves are loaded with tannin, which is not good for the soil, or as a mulch? What do we need to do with these leaves? . . .
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