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Number of Leaves on a Typical Mature Oak Tree

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From: Steve Mozley
Springfield, IL
Can you provide a reference source for the average estimated number of leaves produced by a mature oak annually?

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Sorry Steve, however, I simply do not have a valid scientific reference for this very popular, but poorly understood and quantified question!

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