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cork oak

Post by Lucas » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:49 pm ... ak+america ... iment.aspx

"His research team had worked out the nursery techniques needed for growing the seedlings, and figured out the seasons for planting in each zone. By the 1942–1943 season, the campaign had scaled up nationwide distribution of acorns, from 500 pounds two years before to 7,500 pounds. At its peak in the last year of World War II, the project sent out 13,800 pounds of cork acorns. The acorns and seedlings came with planting instructions, notes on potential insect problems, and watering suggestions, all illustrated.
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It seems odd that you don't hear much about cork oak in America although it seems fairly common there.

Does anyone run across it?
We travel the Milky way together, trees and men. - John Muir

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