Acorn Growth Requirements
My children and I have a red oak tree in our back
yard. Last fall many acorns fell from the tree. We picked up the
acorns and placed them in a bucket. We decided to plant them this
spring to see if we could get them to sprout. We have not had one
come up yet. I was wondering if the acorns needed another red oak
around to fertilize it or if a tree produced acorns would they have
a chance to be fertile on its own. If it is fertile what have we
done wrong or are we just being impatient.
If you already have acorns, then the tree was fertile. The following
may be helpful:
Anthony Brach Ph.D.
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Update: June 2012