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Growth Regulators to Prevent Acorns

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From: ellen young
keysville, VA
will growth regulater stop acorn production and where can i get it and how to use it

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Greetings Ellen:

I would strongly encourage you to contact a local certified arborist for a list of options for your particular tree and situation, including the high-cost and small window of applying growth regulators such as Florel.

Alternatives: learn to live with and embrace these acorns as a sign of changing seasons; hire a kid to rake/collect the acorns; or have the tree removed if you absolutely cannot tolerate anymore acorn production by your oak tree.

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