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Oak Tree dropping too many acorns?

Original post made by Barbara, Barron Park, on Oct 29, 2007

The acorn crop this year surpasses any I have seen on my back deck for 30 years. And they are dropping with such pressure that they make a loud, sometimes explosive, noise. Does anyone know if this is a sign of illness in the tree - kind of a last gasp?

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 29, 2007 at 10:17 am

It is either Global Warming or Bushitler.


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Posted by Bombs Away
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 29, 2007 at 2:54 pm

The droppings are part of a natural cycle.

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Posted by momma barron park
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 29, 2007 at 4:59 pm

My husband and I think it makes our frontyard sound like the Blair Witch Project at night -- super creepy!


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Posted by Alice B.
a resident of another community
on Nov 8, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Alice B. is a registered user.

I'm having the same experience in the Salinas area. I have a call in to the plant pathologist at the local extension agent office for Monterey County. I'll post his response after I've talked with him.