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Why are acorns falling? #6894471
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I'm driving around our neighborhood, and the streets are covered in acorns already. I thought they usually drop much later in the season. Am I missing something?



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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894476
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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894477
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Live Oaks are dropping. But ones at the property are not dropping ye(white oak)

Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894480
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pin oaks are dropping a few here... they arnt quite ready though..

Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894484
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I have a Live Oak. They're starting to drop already.
I really think the hurricane (followed by the light cool front) made them drop early.


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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894488
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Ok. I'm not sure which oak trees we have, but it's not that big of an oak tree, just standard neighborhood landscape trees. I never paid attention to the various oaks. I just remember them dropping when it's much cooler out. And the big oaks at the deer lease drop late Oct to early Nov.



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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894504
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Acorns fall when they have matured. They mature based on when the pollenate. If they pollenate in May, they will fall in September, June will be October. Of course, that is just a start. They will continue to fall for quite some time.


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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894535
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Acorns dropping and deer and hogs feeding on them. We still have a lot of acorns on the tree's yet. Mesquite tree's are beginning to shed their leaves already. Is it early for the mesquites to be losing leaves?

Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894544
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I think it's because it is drying up (at least in our area). Trees start shedding acorns/pecans/whatever early when it dries up.

Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894545
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Been falling here in Bell county for atlas a month same at my buddies place in Erath


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Our live oak acorns have started to drop, they are to green for the critters. I think it had something to do with the hurricane and 40░ plus drop in temperature that followed.


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We have some acorns falling, but not too many. The deer have started eating them at oaks around the yard. I need to look at which trees are dropping acorns. The deer prefer the sweeter acorns of the White Oak family, but they'll eat them all.

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Almost all the oaks in the area I hunt have rooting under them from hogs. I hope the hogs eat all the dang acorns so the deer will eat the corn


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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894724
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
I'm driving around our neighborhood, and the streets are covered in acorns already. I thought they usually drop much later in the season. Am I missing something?


two+ years of trees getting good rain throughout the year - allowed them to store up some energy and complete acorn production early (versus all the summers of drought before, where they have to struggle the whole summer AND fall to produce).

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Originally Posted By: ErnestTBass
I think it's because it is drying up (at least in our area). Trees start shedding acorns/pecans/whatever early when it dries up.


This. It's as dry as the fart of the buffalo.

Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894836
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Some are dropping around Longview. The Spider Lilies have already bloomed and dried up which usually is several weeks later than now.
Like others said the cool weather may have something to do with it.

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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894844
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The Post Oaks at my place started dropping two weeks ago. First noticed deer quit coming to feeders, and my goats quit eating grass. Like someone said, no rain here for over a month after wet spring and summer. Shedding immature acorns and some leaves.

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Chad, I'm a forester. Spring came about a month to a month and a half early this year. So the growing season is a month to a month and a half advanced ahead of a normal year


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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: Smokey Bear] #6894886
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Our live oaks are dropping already. Luckily they have no where near as many on them as they did last year. Didn't see any post oaks dropping yet. I know the deer prefer those.

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Started dropping just a few days ago here in Boerne area.

Normally they drop around the second week of october


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Chris, oaks in the red oak family, which include live oak, develop acorns in two seasons. Oaks in the white oak family take one season. The first buds to break dormancy on hardwoods are the flowers. In general in a year like this the red oaks are a little ahead of the white oaks.

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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: ChadTRG42] #6894948
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Good info Smokey. up
We had acorns dropping three weeks ago in Mason County.



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Re: Why are acorns falling? [Re: AdanV] #6894963
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Originally Posted By: AdanV
I have a Live Oak. They're starting to drop already.
I really think the hurricane (followed by the light cool front) made them drop early.


No Hurricane here and my street and driveway are covered.


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Originally Posted By: maximus_flavius
Originally Posted By: ErnestTBass
I think it's because it is drying up (at least in our area). Trees start shedding acorns/pecans/whatever early when it dries up.


This. It's as dry as the fart of the buffalo.


My sprinkler system is keeping mine watered ......unless it is the air.


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