Our very mature, purple beech tree in our rear garden is overproducing seeds this summer. We have lived in our house for over 15 years and have never ever seen the likes of this activity. We have raked many gallons of seeds and pods during the past month, and it still goes on. The debris is very hard and brittle and is falling from a great height (over 100 feet) and we literally fear for any passer-by, including our neighbours strolling in the lane behind the house. This production is very unusual, to us. Is the tree trying to tell us something? HELP!