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White Oak Didn't Produce Acorns This Year

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From: Deborah Lathen
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Washington DC, AA
For the past ten years my very mature white oak trees have produced and over abundance of acorns. Last year they went wild, acorns everywhere. This year none. I have three white oaks and none produced acorns. Are my trees sick?

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
Hi Deborah:

This is very common after a "bumper" mast crop. Coincidentally, the exact same thing happened here in central Illinois last year (2014) -- white oak bumper crop followed by anemic white oak acorn production during fall of 2015.

 
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