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Re: No acorns this year
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2008, 09:15:08 AM »
the oak could have also been a victim of a lightning strike.

I sure hope not!  I just removed a large sugar maple that was done in by lightning.  If this tree needs to come out, it needs to be done professionally because of the proximity to the house.  My untrained eyes see no obvious signs lightning strike.

I'm going to just pretend its the natural cycle and a late freeze. :D  That way it will live on for another 100 years. ;)
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Re: No acorns this year
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2008, 09:58:54 AM »
I noticed acorns missing from a few oaks around here. One (water?), looked healthy with no acorns at all, so that surprised me. Another really huge oak (some type of white) had hardly any acorns at all, small at that.

The one at my house, I have noticed some small caps and shells, nothing big like last year.

Must be the weather.

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Re: No acorns this year
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2008, 07:51:52 AM »

MS, With the lightning strike comment I was referring to your neighbor's tree down the street that died suddenly, not yours next to your patio.
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Re: No acorns this year
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2008, 02:17:15 PM »
The big ole pin oak hanging over my sawshed had a bumper crop. I spent the last 2 days poking around all the wiring in the control head on a woodmizer. Just about time I'd get a wire where I wanted it, ready to tighten the screw, BANG goes another acorn on the tin roof over my head. I jump every time, and have to start all over.  >:(
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