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Name: Nancy
Status: educator
Grade: 6-8
Location: MN
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2012-2013


Question:
When do red oak trees pollinate?



Replies:
Seasonally, oak trees flowers blossom in early spring before the leaves emerge. Oaks are wind-pollinated so the flowers are small and the pollen output is prodigious.

Developmentally, oaks need to grow for 10-20 years before they begin to flower.

Jim Tokuhisa



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