I'm over in Israel so I guess the closest area would be California over in the states although we have quite a bit of humidity over here. The status quo here is to collect tree in winter, Dec-Feb. I have been listening to podcasts about collecting pines during the summer and wondering what the best way to go forward is. Pines are difficult to collect as it is but having found some pines on pockets I was wondering when the best time of the year would be to collect. I'm not looking for a month but based on what the tree would be doing here or somewhere similar. We have hot dry summers so it would be interesting to know if this was actually a good time to go and collect pines.