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It Was An Acorn Year!

Survival of oak trees depends on acorns, and the number of acorns varies from year to year. It seems there is no rhyme or reason to the production of acorns, and that variation may actually help oak trees survive. Drought stress or temperature fluctuations may help to increase acorn production. Acorns are distributed by wildlife. Environmental conditions also affect survival and germination of seedlings from acorns. Whatever the influence, 2016 has been a banner year for acorns, as all of you who have oaks on your properties can attest to!
NFG 11/2016

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Christy is a graduate of the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware with a master's in Public Administration. She is the chief operating officer of a local non-profit, 3B Brae’s Brown Bags and a Communications Specialist for the University of Delaware. Her research interests include issues of social justice, such as nutritional insecurity, community re-entry, and domestic violence. She also volunteers with her local school district and has a deep passion for education policy, as she believes many social injustices stem from inequitable opportunities in education.