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Question:
We planted an oak tree on our property about 4.5 years ago. Last year and this year, it has produced acorns. I read that oak tr4ees don't produce acorns until they are about twenty years of age. What is up with our tree.


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There is obviously some variability involved. Twenty years is probably more common, particularly in nature in a more unmanaged environment, but the following is an example of seven years:\

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/saf/fs/1983/00000029/00000002/art00005

Sincerely,

Anthony R. Brach, PhD
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria



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