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Old 12-03-2008, 05:09 AM
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Default Why are there no acorns this year?

First read about it in the internet & realize it's happening here. Last year when we raked I actually said it looked like we had an acorn farm. I had never seen so many.

This year there are NONE.

Has anyone else noticed this?
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Long Island NY
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Squirrals came out in full force when you weren't looking and buried them all.

Come to think of it, I haven't seen too many either. Last year I went around my yard and gathered a bunch and left them in a pile for the squirrals. Now that I think about it, I haven't seen the usual amount of squirrals in my yard. Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but you may be onto something !!

Sort of like the honey bee's that have gone missing.

Strange times ahead of us all.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Strange...we still had a ton of acorns this year. We have a huge tree in our backyard and the acorns pummel our deck and patio for a few weeks every year. I'd say we had the same amount as last year.
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Why are there no acorns this year?
They're all celebrating the election.
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Old 12-03-2008, 04:19 PM
 
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The Squirrels know.

A VICIOUS winter approacheth.

crooks
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:03 PM
 
Location: LI,NY
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I have heard that oak trees don't produce acorns every year and thankfully we got a year off from shoveling the da** things off the ground and having a million little holes in the lawn (squirrels) and having to mow a million little saplings in the spring.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:55 PM
 
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They're all celebrating the election.

Well, I guess when you escape voter fraud charges it's reason to celebrate
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Sound Beach
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This is national news apparently...

Acorn Watchers Wonder What Happened to Crop
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Huntington, NY
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This is national news apparently...

Acorn Watchers Wonder What Happened to Crop

Thanks for the link, alexei! I was relieved that my dozen oak trees didn't make a "mess" this year with all those acorns and just assumed it was an "off-year".
Guess we will have to wait till next year...
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Old 12-04-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: NY
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I wish the same thing ("off" years) happened with sweetgum trees. Their leaves look almost like maples, but they produce the most PITA hard spiny stickery "sweetgum balls" by the gazillions. I seem to be cursed with these trees no matter where I live! Two houses ago, I deliberately planted one because I read that they can have spectacular fall color (operative word: CAN, not "will"... because you never know from one year to the next, or from one tree to the next). I was clueless about the sweetgum balls and in any case that tree was in a planting bed that didn't get mowed. Nonetheless I was glad to leave it behind when I sold... only to discover that there was a huge sweetgum in the southeast corner of the backyard of the house I bought! And that one littered beds AND lawn with the blasted things every fall and winter (they don't all fall off at once.. no such luck).

That house is now sold but guess what? We're house-sitting my SO's sister's place and her 2 acres have SIX of the &&%$#ing things! The lawn looks like a worldwide convention of miniature porcupines.

Give me acorns any day. At least the bluejays will eat those. No bird in its right mind would bother with a sweetgum ball.
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