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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.


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If you already have acorns, then the tree was fertile. The following may be helpful:

http://www.bio.net/bionet/mm/ag-forst/1994-September/000870.html

Anthony Brach Ph.D.



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