Bumper acorn crop in New England!

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  1. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Bumper acorn crop in New England!

     
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  2. kaspian

    kaspian Active Member 10 Years

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    This is interesting, because I'm not seeing it around here. Last year (which was supposed to be a poor year for acorn production) our local red maples, Quercus rubra, rained down acorns so that the ground in some places was covered with a solid carpet of them. This year, the crop seems no larger than average, perhaps even on the small side.

    I wonder if we are in some kind of unusual microclimate, or whether there's just a range of regional variability with this sort of thing.
     
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    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    Anecdotal reports across the US and Canada last fall indicated very poor acorn production with some occasional isolated areas having moderate production. I don't know why, and haven't seen any good explanation.

    We are getting reports from the more northern folks indicating that this year is at least back to normal and occasionally better than usual. This is not from one source: It's all online, but it's people interested in acorn production from many different perspectives.

    Since I'm in Florida, it will take a couple more months before I really can tell the local production, but I'm not seeing a lot of green acorns on the trees right now.
     

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