Starting Burr Oak Trees from Seed.
to use these Oak to fill plant in the areas where the plantings
didn't take -- were killed by animals, crowded out by grass, or
died of disease.
there as an abundance of acorns under a Burr Oak tree located in
front of Schlicter Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin
I pass this tree every day riding to and from work and I began picking
up the 'extra' acorns that fell on the street and side walk. These
were being run over and crushed by car, bike, and foot traffic.
In the years before 2001 the squirrels had these nuts gathered almost
before they hit the ground. Either there were fewer squirrels this
year or there were just too many nuts.
I gathered about half a pickle pail of nuts and stored them at 34
degrees F. packed in wet perlite until February 2002. I'm a little
embarrassed to admit this since Burr Oak do not require stratification
period before germinating (like their Red Oak cousins). The following
the story of these nuts:
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