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Oaks - How do acorns develop?

 
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How do acorns develop?

Does anyone how coppicing/pollarding effects acorn development?
 
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From my experiences working with oaks here on the west coast I've found that most wont start producing acorns from coppiced growth unless you let it grow for around 10 or more years before cutting again. You do get acorns a little earlier than if you were waiting for a new seedling to mature (about 20 years or so for the average oak tree), but it still takes a number of years for the new growth to enter sexual maturity
 
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