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Name:    Diana
Status:     other
Age:     30s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999  

I have several red oak trees in my yard. We have only lived in this house a few months. We have been told a couple of things about the acorns of these trees and I would like some clarification. We have been told the acorns fall once every 5 years, once every 3 years, and every year. Please tell me how often these acorns fall. I appreciate your help.

This phenomenon is called "masting".

sorry, we can't predict when your acorns will fall next. Anthony Brach

Acorn production is function of weather, general health of the tree, genetics, and other environmental factors. A healthy tree will produce acorns every year, but on average an abundant crop will occur every 2 or 3 years, perhaps longer, depending on the tree and local conditions. There is no rule.

J. Elliott

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