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How do the Oak Trees become pollenated? Insects, air, or how?


Replies:
Oaks are wind pollinated. See

www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/ce/eek/teacher/pdf/12-Pollination.pdf

for a discussion directed to students.

J. Elliott


-via wind pollination:

http://danr.ucop.edu/ihrmp/oak96.htm

http://books.google.com/books?id=w6bUF8bOfKEC&pg=PA129&lpg=PA129&dq=oaks+wind+pollination&source=web&ots=UfvxppmXKB&sig=EWFLMeI1tHoKB7EDrZklSZW1bS0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=8&ct=result

Anthony Brach
Missouri Botanical Garden
c/o Harvard University Herbaria


Oak trees are pollinated by wind action. Oaks are monoecious, which means there are separate male and female flowers on the same tree. The male flowers are clustered in catkins, specialized structures that have characteristics allowing for easy release of oak pollen.

Jim Tokuhisa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Horticulture Department
Virginia Tech



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