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Old 10-26-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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My 2 neighbors across the street's live oak trees are dropping acorns like crazy, I mean covering the street, yard and driveways. We cleaned them up saturday morning, by mid day Sunday, there were more on the ground than we picked up the day before.

I live on a street with 40 homes or so, the homes have 4 to 10 mature live oaks in the front yard but none of them are dropping any acorns.

What gives?

Rick
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Maybe the neighbors' trees got more water than yours did? Your tree may have been stressed by the lack of water and didn't produce acorns.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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Nope, I watered twice as much as they did, july bill was $150. There are also homes on the street that didn't water at all, but no acorns.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:56 AM
 
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You've got me... my trees made no acorns last year but did this year. But they're oak trees. They make acorns (sometimes). Kinda comes with the territory I guess. Enjoy feeding the squirrels!
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:51 PM
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Maybe their trees are older? The older ones produce more acorns. Mine must be 112 because my poor little old squirrel can't keep up.
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:54 PM
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You need more squirrels!
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:07 PM
 
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Depends on the variety of the tree as well. I have trees in the front that have almost no acorns, trees in the back that had lots of acorns. Have a neighbor who has a different type of oak and his are LOADED every year. I've been picking them up and taking them to where I deer hunt. Gets them out of the yard and feeds the deer.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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Are they not dropping them or not making them? How were they last year? I hate to bring this up but keep an eye on the oaks. Do some research on Oak wilt...
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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Mine are not making any acorns, they did in 07' but it was light, as was the rest of the street... except my 2 neighbors. There's have been heavy the past 3 years.

I makes no sense to me why, we all have the same type of trees, all about the same height so I'm assuming the same age.

Picture a standard 2 car driveway, then dump 2 fully loaded trash cans of acorns on it. Thats what their driveways looked like after picking them all up the day before. We would have to truck in squirrels to handle this mess
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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Wink acorns galore

I live south of Houston,TX and my 15 year old oak tree is dropping acorns faster than I can sweep them up. I watch the squirrels pull an acorn off, take a bite, throw it down and then go after another one, and another, and another.....etc. Sometimes I think they're throwing them at the house to get the dog to come out and chase them. She loves to do that, but now she's eating the acorns too! Is that normal? Will they hurt her? I have an acorn ground cover in the back yard now. Why are they so abundant this year? Just curious!
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