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Rusty

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How are the acorns by you?

 

In zone 6 the red oaks and the white oaks are both beginning to drop.  The chestnut oaks were hammered by the gypsy moths last year, many of them are dead and those that aren't are in pretty bad shape.

 

 Reds

 

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Whites

 

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  My chestnut oaks are fine.  

 

Mine are firewood.  

 

But that's ok, even though they are in the white oak group their acorns are the most acidic and deer don't like them, unless there's nothing else around to eat.  

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Mine are firewood.

 

But that's ok, even though they are in the white oak group their acorns are the most acidic and deer don't like them, unless there's nothing else around to eat.

That's hot-burning wood you got there. Burns for a long time too. Only problem is that it's a pain to get burning. Can't start a fire with it unless you have a decent coal base.

 

 

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Yeah, looks like another bumper crop, here in Flanders I haven't noticed the gypsy moths, but up by the Delaware this July it looked real bad, whole hillsides destroyed!!!! ????As for chestnut oaks, I've found at least in the areas I hunt that the deer will gobble them up before the reds. But the way things are shaping up again this year, they will have tons of whites and won't even look at the others!!! ????

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Mine are firewood.  

 

But that's ok, even though they are in the white oak group their acorns are the most acidic and deer don't like them, unless there's nothing else around to eat.  

I haven't had that experience. I have hunted over chestnut oak trees in NJ that deer couldn't stay away from. Was in Ohio over the weekend, white oaks and chestnut oaks dropping on the same ridge, both were getting cleaned up by the deer. Deer do seem to prefer the white oaks but they don't shy away from chestnut oaks.

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I miss those days. nothing like wood burning heat

 

The woodpile is my gym.  I cut, split, and/or stack for at least an hour a day, 3-4 days each week.  For me it's more about the exercise and mental therapy than it is about heating the house.  :)

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