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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2013, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Good growing year

Seeing lots of food for the critters this year... Berries grapes, apples, pear, hickory nuts, crab apple, dogwood berries, hawthorne, choke cherry, beech nuts, hornbeam, all looking good.

Last year the autumn olive came on strong not a lot of fruit this year.... But last year it was the only strong producer.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 10:36 AM
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Re: Good growing year

I've noticed the same thing TD
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 10:18 PM
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Re: Good growing year

I've noticed the same thing! There's an oak tree near by that is already dropping acorns, this is the earliest I can remember for this tree.

It's breeding,training...and something unknown.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 12:17 AM
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Re: Good growing year

I heard some acorns dropping last evening while hunting groundhogs near a woodlot. At least that's what I thought it was.

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Re: Good growing year

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Seeing lots of food for the critters this year... Berries grapes, apples, pear, hickory nuts, crab apple, dogwood berries, hawthorne, choke cherry, beech nuts, hornbeam, all looking good.

Last year the autumn olive came on strong not a lot of fruit this year.... But last year it was the only strong producer.

I concur
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 04:30 PM
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Re: Good growing year

I've been seeing more rabbits than usual this year when I'm out with the dogs. I also observed my first turkey chicks close to home this year. They looked on the small side for mid July so maybe they were hatched late. I guess this fall will tell us how good the spring and summer were.
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Re: Good growing year

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I've been seeing more rabbits than usual this year when I'm out with the dogs. I also observed my first turkey chicks close to home this year. They looked on the small side for mid July so maybe they were hatched late. I guess this fall will tell us how good the spring and summer were.
I'm seeing just as many rabbits this summer as last summer. The same thing will happen as it does every year, by October, they'll disappear.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-29-2013, 02:36 PM
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Re: Good growing year

In my part of the state the rain has keept things very green. Growing conditions have been near ideal. Soft mast is very heavy. Acorn production isn't quite as good.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2013, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Good growing year

not a lot of oak in my area so I can't comment on the acorn crop but beech nuts and hickory are doing well with some hickories dropping nuts now... haven't seen any beech hulls on the ground but have seen some split hulls still on the branches

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