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    Default King of the acorn Family...the Burr Oak acorn

    I live just on the out skirts of where the Burr Oak flourishes in my region. Oddly enough my GF has a large one in her front yard. Itís a literal fight to try and find these being we have a large population of critters that feed on acorns...and they attack Burr Oak acorns with a passion...and for obvious reasons! These acorns can get literally massive, up to 2 inches long and big around as a half dollar. Just thought I would share.

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    Default Re: King of the acorn Family...the Burr Oak acorn

    Um. So do y'all walk around wearing helmets?

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    Default Re: King of the acorn Family...the Burr Oak acorn

    Wow, they are beasts! Wonder what the nutrient composition of those compared to a red or white oak is.
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    Default Re: King of the acorn Family...the Burr Oak acorn

    Honestly I have no idea...if I were guessing, I would say they are higher due to the slow growth pattern of that specific timber. The Burr Oak can be more categorized in the White Oak Family.

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    Default Re: King of the acorn Family...the Burr Oak acorn

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quercus_macrocarpa

    Not only are the Burr Oak acorns huge by comparison to other white oak species, some trees have been found to reach a 100 ft. in height!

    Clearly, they didn't name it "Macrocarpa" for nothing!!

    Um. So do y'all walk around wearing helmets?
    Nut bomb's away!

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