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Acorns galore #8930411 10/06/23 12:52 PM
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The hot, dry summer sure didn’t seem to effect this year’s acorn crop.

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Not many here in Menard County and the ones I am seeing are really small due to the drought.
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Those acrons are from what kind of tree? White or Red Oak?

Generally speaking Red oaks drop acorns every other year and the acorns from this year were essentially started last year. White oak drops every year but may have crops that are more affected by weather so those would be lower output due to drought this year.

Also, red oaks are not near as palatable early, due to their high tannin content, and deer and animals will eat them later once the tannins have been washed out some. The whites are a favorite earlier due to their lower tannin content.

My guess is those laying on the ground right now in such quantities are red oak varietals because if those were white varietals they wouldn't be laying on the ground....

I have a ton of red oak acorns on the ground at my house right now, that are almost all hollow and crunchy. Nothing is touching them.

I would pick up some of those and see if they have any meat inside. Would explain a lot if they were pretty hollow or minimal meat.

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If my place in coryell county is representation of around here I'd disagree totally. Have only seen a few on the ground so far. Hoping for more but not seeing any.

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I haven’t noticed any here in Palo Pinto county.

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Yes, red oak.


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Re: Acorns galore [Re: Texas Dan] #8930784 10/07/23 12:39 AM
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Haven’t noticed anySouth of Bowie. No rain.


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Lots of acorn's on my Red Oak most are still on the tree and have a green appearance. Been very dry in this area.

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Last year we had a record acorn crop so I was not expecting many this year. I did find some small ones on a tree next to my blind, so I have some hope.


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Re: Acorns galore [Re: Texas Dan] #8931486 10/08/23 10:34 AM
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Not only do I not have any acorns, probably had about 50 white oaks die this year. One was the biggest oak on my place, about 30” trunk. Just makes me sick.

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No deer on my place in Dickens and the culprit is excessive acorns on properties to my north, shinnery oak full of acorns. Unfortunitly I have no oaks and It will take several weeks for the deer to return

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It rained here so that will quicken the acorn rotting process.

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