No acorns this year

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Joe P

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Nov 9, 2008
 
The oak trees in my yard did not drop acorns this year. Seems odd, should I be concerned?
Tracey P

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Nov 9, 2008
 
We live in Glenwood Landing, N.Y. and don't have any acorns this year either. Really weird.
Paul R

Newark, NJ

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Nov 9, 2008
 
None in Glen Rock NJ either
Mark

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Nov 9, 2008
 
None in Kansas (near Kansas City) either!

Curioser and curioser....
Celeste

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Nov 10, 2008
 

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http://www.arcytech.org/java/population/facts... Check this web site. Acorn productions alternate.
Chris C

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Nov 10, 2008
 
I had heard that large acorn populations are an indicator of a bad winter. Nature provides an overly abundant food source for the wildlife when a bad winter is predicted. However, Long Island had 2 bad acorns years (2006 - 200&) but experienced very mild winters.

This year 2008, I have not seen 1 acorn, It has made my life raking much easier and my lawn looks great! I have no idea why there are no acorns but would love to find out...
joe r

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Nov 10, 2008
 
none this year,usually my lawn tractor slides down the terrace weatherby lake mo -kansas city
Liz

Patchogue, NY

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Nov 11, 2008
 
No acorns on Long Island and no offense I'm real happy about it, usually sounds like a daily hail storm around here and if one of those buggers gets you? Feels like someone throwing full speed! As for cleaning them up? Couldn't be happier.
Lynn from VA

Springfield, VA

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Nov 11, 2008
 
No acorns in Northern Virgina. Our backyard has several types of Oak trees. We've lived here for 7 years and always had lots of acorns. They pelt our roof and deck, making it a racket. The squirrels get fat. I miss the acorns this year. What is up?
Mark

Leavenworth, KS

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Nov 12, 2008
 
Celeste wrote:
http://www.arcytech.org/java/p opulation/facts_oaks.html Check this web site. Acorn productions alternate.
Wow - lots of good info on that site. It makes sense that it cycles and is affected by weather and all. Still -- we always have at least *some* acorns. Nobody's trees around here have any! We sure had lots of Oak pollen flying around in the Spring. Maybe there was a frost or something after that. Summer heat/dryness wasn't too harsh this year, so I don't think that was the culprit. Thanks for the link!
David

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Nov 15, 2008
 
This phenomenon seems to be consistent across the Eastern seaboard. I live in Greensboro, NC and we have several huge Oaks in our neighborhood and yard. These trees usually have an abundance of acorns but none this year.
Bonnie Ohio

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Nov 15, 2008
 
Iam at a loss for the acorn. I love to decorate with them. So sad for me and my little rodents.
gg in Warrenton Virginia

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Nov 16, 2008
 
My husband and I were just remarking this morning how we haven't seen ANY acorns this year - and our yard is nothing but oaks. We don't miss them one bit as picking them up was a huge part of our lawn maintenance.
Strange

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Nov 17, 2008
 
No acorns here either. This is really odd. I usually have 10's of 1000's of them and dozens of squirrels. The pollen this year was no different than any other year except to say that it was windy when it came down and it looked like patches of fog versus going un-noticed except the coating of green each morning.
Also, last year the oaks finally dropped their leaves between Dec 7 and Dec 14th (Typical). This year the leaves are all down as of Nov 17th.
Charles

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Nov 17, 2008
 
None in Rahway, NJ either!
phil

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Nov 17, 2008
 

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I have no acorns either. Am I the only one worried about the squirrels? I am putting out non salted peanuts in the shell and the squirrels are burying them like their going out of style. Save the squirrels!!!!
mike

East Quogue, NY

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Nov 17, 2008
 
phil wrote:
I have no acorns either. Am I the only one worried about the squirrels? I am putting out non salted peanuts in the shell and the squirrels are burying them like their going out of style. Save the squirrels!!!!
Just the answer I was looking for, peanuts. Save the squirrels.
Joe

Oakville, CT

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Nov 17, 2008
 
No acorns here in Connecticut either. Odd thing is that before we realized there were no acorns, we noticed more than usual dead squirrels in the roads. They're usually scurrying around collecting acorns this time of year - could they be slowing down looking for other food?
Marguerite

Grand Rapids, MI

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#19
Nov 17, 2008
 
No acorns in SW Michigan either. Never missed them until I read this thread. The squirrels here aren't starving. They're feasting at the bird feeders.
yikes

Westwood, NJ

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Nov 18, 2008
 
I know this is going to sound crazy, but I've been in my home for ten years. The more my acorns my oak tree dropped, the more snow there was that winter. Not exactly scientific, but it seemed proportionate. This is the first time I've had NO acorns. The squirrels seem fatter, so maybe they ate them before they dropped? Maybe the cicadas had something to do with the lack of acorns? Who knows...

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