Tag Archives: Masting

Catkins

The year of 2006 was a year of masting. The Summer of 2007, a lot of immature acorns dropped, and 2007 was not a year of masting. This Spring, there was an abundance of catkins. Piles of them could be seen where the wind had blown them against road edges. Whether or not 2009 proves […]

Masting

Acorns, lot's of them. Every few years Oak trees produce an excessively abundant crop of acorns. And I don't mean individual trees, but, with some degree of variation, all trees. In any given year, either they do, or they don't, as a group. This phenomenon is known as Masting. The species as a whole benefits […]