2020 Acorns

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  1. Thirty pointer

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    Not seeing any here so far ... very few the last two .
     
  2. tratt

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    Reds are loaded, nice size to! NELP B0215D74-1B3C-46F2-8D6C-205BB2C4C32B.jpeg
     
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  3. Forest Meister

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    For those whose oaks were badly defoliated this year, you can pretty much forget about a decent crop of acorns next year. Producing nuts requires a lot of energy and the trees are using reserves to refoliate. FM
     
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  4. stickbow shooter

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    Acorns are dropping in my area. Checked out a couple flats and ridges the other day. Lots of acorns hitting the ground as well as some beechnuts.
     
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  5. jr28schalm

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    Can oak wilt effect them trees 2?
     
  6. B.Jarvinen

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    I looked at some White Oak twigs in Missaukee County around 11-12 days ago now - & was quite amazed at how tiny the acorns still were for the end of July. I quit even trying to detect the White Oak crop level anywhere.

    But they should be showing better by now & I still haven't seen any.

    Around NW Lower Michigan, I have been seeing a moderate crop on the Red & Black Oaks. But I have been noticing an odd thing about it - a lot of trees have a good crop only on lower branches, not in the canopy as a whole.
     
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  7. Hear fishy fishy

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    Didn’t notice any on our trees yet, they have been defoliated two year in a row.
     
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  8. Thirty pointer

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    Very very few on my property 3rd year running .
     
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  9. monczunski

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    spent an hour looking over in hillsdale. reds are abundant and whites are no where to be found. couple pin oaks had some on the tops as well.
     
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  10. sniper

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    Any of you oak tree guys identify this oak?? Smooth bark tree. Only one of its kind on my property. Usually has smaller acorns on it every year. I know what whites and reds look like but I don’t pay a lot of attention because I don’t have many. Appreciate it.

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  11. B.Jarvinen

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    Black Oak or perhaps a Scarlet in the southernmost counties.
     
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  12. monczunski

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    pin oak for sure
     
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  13. sniper

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    Just watched a couple videos on the pin oak. The leaves are very similar to my tree but the pin oak is a rough bark tree. This tree I have is smooth bark (like a maple) and lightish grey in color. I’ll try to remember to take a pic next time out. Acorns are smaller to medium size on average.


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  14. Randall Stevens

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    Not as heavy as last year but there are some on the trees.
     
  15. jiggin is livin

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    Arenac county seems to be doing pretty good. Last year was the best I remember, this year doesn't seem to any less.