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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Can anyone tellme what this is? The bears seem to love them. I ate 7/8 right off the ground. They were pretty good.








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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-16-2012, 02:53 AM
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Hazel Nut???

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Looks like sawtooth oak to me.....

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I looked up hazle nut and that's not it. It does look like the sawtooth oak. I've never seen this tree before. It's native of Japan and Korea. Planted as wildlife food because of abundance of nuts at an early age. I was on gamelands when I found them so the planting for food makes sense to me. The bears were braking the branches off the trees to get to the nuts. Bear crap everywhere.

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Looks like sawtooth oak to me.....
I agree
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agree...leaves match, fruit matches. I just looked it up onthe Leafsnap App (which is pretty cool I must say)
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why would you eat so many without knowing what it was? ... Are all things bears eat also edible for humans? Thx
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I agree, leaves match, nut is definitly of the oak family, saw tooth oak.

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You're a bold fella.

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If you do a little Googling you will find plenty of info about eating acorns. They provided a staple food for the Indians. And some early settlers. And some people into foraging still make acorn meal / flour.

The acorns from the white oak family are considered better than those from the red oak family.

The acorns, or the ground acorn meal, are leached, to remove the tannins, before eating.
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