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SeilerBird

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2017, 02:06:53 PM »
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SeilerBird

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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #61 on: March 23, 2018, 08:27:25 PM »
Well fall has came and went and I have now been living under the live oak for over a year and so far I still have only had one acorn hit the roof that I heard. So I am guessing it is not as big a problem as I was told it would be. Thanks for all the suggestions. :))
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #62 on: March 24, 2018, 04:58:43 PM »
At least maybe not under that particular tree in this particular year...

The size and quantity of acorns varies year to year - this year the several oaks surrounding our home produced few on the oak species with big honking nuts, and almost zero of the smaller acorns on the other oak. Two years ago we were overwhelmed with acorns, a veritable carpet of them under both the species of oak we have. Nobody yet understands why there is such a wide year-to-year variance and Mother Nature is not answering my emails... Meanwhile, my hickory tree soldiers on regardless and produces beau coup nuts every year.

There are 19 species of oak tree in Florida, often inaccurately identified by the local population.  If anybody cares, this pdf was prepared to help forestry students identify them.
http://ufdcimages.uflib.ufl.edu/IR/00/00/18/06/00001/FR00400.pdf
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #63 on: March 28, 2018, 02:41:59 PM »
Yea but next year SB will be even more deaf....and deserve to be annoyed anyway....LOL
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #64 on: March 29, 2018, 07:47:31 PM »
Boy could we annoy him with a wrist rocket slingshot and a few acorns, might use pecans to add mystery. ;)
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Re: Acorns on the roof
« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2018, 01:11:23 PM »
My place has many oaks. About 20' from my TT is a huge black oak. When the time is right, that bad boy drops acorns the size of nickels!
I watched one bounce off the top of the DW's head one year while sitting around the campfire pit reading the morning paper over a cup of coffee. She screamed and I couldn't stop laughing.

It does seem the acorn drop depends on whether the trees are under stress or not. Could also be a cyclical thing. Have also read that it may be a way of survival when oaks go into extreme stress mode (fire, drought, etc.).
 
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