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Trees Connecting Us to the Past and Future

Trees are physical reminders that there is a future, and that future has the potential to be more important than today.  Trees embody time and often as humans we have a hard time incorporating the temporal nature of the world.  Typically our decisions are made without consideration of the future.  To help…

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Added by Neil Norton on September 27, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Grow Oaks from Acorns

I wish I posted this a few months back, but afraid I will forget to post for next year.  Thank you Ray Major for writting this great guide. 

Growing oaks from acorns is easy.  The method requires very little money, no great physical strength, simple tools and only a little knowhow.  It does require proper timing, attention to detail and patience.

Prepare the planting sites in the late summer before the acorns are to be planted.  Advance…

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Added by Administrator on January 23, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Notre Dame research into oaks helps us understand climate change

Jeanne Romero-Severson, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and her collaborators, are tracking the evolution of the live oaks of eastern North America, seeking to understand how the trees adapted to climate change during glacial periods.

When the ice advanced, the oaks retreated. When the ice retreated the oaks advanced, spreading from tropical to temperate zones, up from Central America and Mexico into the Piedmont Carolinas. The researchers…

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Added by Administrator on August 3, 2012 at 9:58am — No Comments

How to Grow Oaks from Acorns

By Ray Major

ray.g.major@gmail.com

Growing oaks from acorns is easy. It requires no money, no great strength and only a little knowhow. It does require proper timing, attention to a few details and patience.

Acorns ripen and fall from the tree…

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Added by Neil Norton on October 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Passion & Fear about Oak Disease in Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently published an article, “Oak leaves at risk from curious caterpillar.” The article has been picked up by local television stations. The article is informative using sources such as the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry.  There are two points that have been discussed by experts since the article was published.   One is that oak trees are able to replace…

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Added by Neil Norton on May 10, 2011 at 8:32am — No Comments

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