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    Default White Oak Acorns Whats the deal!

    Took a trip to the lease this morning.

    Just wanted to check the white oaks out.

    See once again the Red Oaks are going to make. The white Oaks dont look like the going to make now for the fourth year in a row.

    How many years will they go?
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    went to our lease today, also didnt see much on the white oaks.

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    Must have been the late freezes we had,so deer have a preference here!!!!!
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    I know they havent done anything here either this year they havnent made in about 3 years up here tho.Food plot and food time know.
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    Yes OneMustFall, they much prefer the White Oak!
    Only problem is we don't have any white oaks in my area!

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    What's a lease?
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    I have noticed over the years that the wo have a harvest seems ever year or so



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    What's a lease?
    Is 2250 acres that belongs to someone else that I pick the members and we lease the land to hunt. Works for me.
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    Default I read most of it

    Still no explanation for no Oaks for four or five years now.
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    DB - this would be a good question to ask someone in forestry. Around here (eastern Ohio) the mast is fair one year, then poor the next. Pretty much runs the same for the reds

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    I wish I knew the answer. We haven't had any whites either for about the same amount of time.

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    I would not give up on the WO just yet most drop later than the reds and sometimes do not even show nuts till september. I went out about three years ago bout this time and was like no way they were gonna make and come mid to late oct they were everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devine Shot View Post
    I would not give up on the WO just yet most drop later than the reds and sometimes do not even show nuts till september. I went out about three years ago bout this time and was like no way they were gonna make and come mid to late oct they were everywhere.
    I read that in that article Javi posted. Ill be watching them between the end of Aug and Sept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Boone View Post
    Still no explanation for no Oaks for four or five years now.
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    Have you tried fertilizing the drip edge of your Oaks??? It can help tremendoulsy. By fertilizing them all each spring they all make some amount of mast. We only fertilize the white oaks we can set up on. Now on my northern michigan spot 120 miles north of me the acorns are so thick each year its like walking on marbles . Very few deer in the area to eat them though . Our reds are loaded this year like always. Havent been snooping around much to look at the whites in the bush.
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    Thumbs up Natural Food!

    How are the Apple Trees in your area, Michigan should have hugh crop this year. Many Trees are Big time full of fruit this year!.
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    Default We dont have apple trees

    Quote Originally Posted by grizz49 View Post
    How are the Apple Trees in your area, Michigan should have hugh crop this year. Many Trees are Big time full of fruit this year!.
    Lots of Pecans but they dont look like there going to do well either. Deer really dont like pecans.
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    Acorn production usually begins when the tree is 50 years old however, it can occur as early as 20 years old when open-grown. White oak is capable of producing many acorns but, good drops usually only occur every 4 to 10 years. It is hot unheard of for white oak not to produce any acorns at all for years (Rogers, 1990).

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