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Mother Tree Photos

 
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Who out there has a mother tree?
If you live in an old home, you probably have some amazing old trees.
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120 year old walnut with friends
 
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I was looking at a property about a year ago that had a wonderful apple tree on the east side of the house.
That tree actually showed up quite clearly on Google Maps.

 
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That big green tree is a Red Oak with at least a 3' diameter. I've collected 200lbs of acorns so far which is slightly odd because supposedly acorn production in Red Oaks falls dramatically after 21" dropping to almost nil at 40".

This is one of the few spots that shade intolerant Oaks can grow on my heavily forested property. Not much else growing on ledge but a few Red Maples, Birch & the occasional pine. Nothing big enough to shade out the hundreds of Oaks coming up from the Mother Tree.
 
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CJ,
Great mother tree. 200 lbs? that's a lot of acorns. I think my best nut tree, a Persian Walnut gave us maybe 80 lbs of walnuts. The Black Walnut in the picture is mostly eaten by the birds because it is so much harder to process those nuts.
I don't think those production/age things are completely accurate as the 100+ year old apple in the photo has always been our best tree.
 
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I think this tree probably dropped a literal ton of acorns! I got sick mid harvest and also had trouble storing them without them getting moldy. Haven't tried my new sheller yet...
 
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