It Was An Acorn Year!

Survival of oak trees depends on acorns, and the number of acorns varies from year to year. It seems there is no rhyme or reason to the production of acorns, and that variation may actually help oak trees survive. Drought stress or temperature fluctuations may help to increase acorn production. Acorns are distributed by wildlife. Environmental conditions also affect survival and germination of seedlings from acorns. Whatever the influence, 2016 has been a banner year for acorns, as all of you who have oaks on your properties can attest to!

NFG 11/2016