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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.

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

Anthony Brach Ph.D.

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