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Acorns = snow or no snow???

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by QuadRacer041, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. QuadRacer041

    QuadRacer041 Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    A freind of mine said to me the other day, its gonna be a snowy winter....I said why do you say that...he said because there are no acorns this year. I have found just through taking notice myself that if there are alot of acorns in the fall that means a snowy winter. Last fall the acorns were bad and we had a decent amount of snow here in Jersey. Anyone else have an opinion???
  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando Senior Member
    Messages: 567

    My yard is full of them do you offer clean-up...?
  3. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    We have a ton of acorns here, walking across the lawn is like walking on ball bearings!

    Am I in trouble? :eek:
  4. Woodland

    Woodland Senior Member
    Messages: 269

    No acorns here...wait, no oak trees either!
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,236

    Can plants think ahead?

    What happens to an apple tree after a severe pruning?

    Or do they respond to previous weather\climate changes?

    I've heard this before and think it's hogwash. A plant has no brain and has no idea what the weather will be like. However, after going through a period of stress, plants will produce more seeds (acorns, hickory nuts, walnuts, cones, etc) than in a 'normal' weather pattern.
  6. Dhouse

    Dhouse Member
    Messages: 74

    All this talking about snow is just nuts.
  7. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    Your nuts if you think plants can predict the weather.;)
    All they can do is respond to it.

    a ton of acorns = deer & squirrels
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  8. linycctitan

    linycctitan Senior Member
    Messages: 588

    I don't buy any of that stuff. Last year we had a ton of acorns and heard the old "Oh yeah, there's gonna be alot of snow this winter" crap, we had minimal snow at best. This year I haven't seen many acorns at all so.......
  9. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    we had a ton of acorns down the past couple years and havent gotten any snow to speak of during those years. for what its worth, i dont see as many acorns down this year. what all that means...i dont know :confused:
  10. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Who knows.......could be something to it but this is something we will never know. Like instinct........we know it exists but no one understands it or can make sense out of it.

    I agree with SnoFarmer, must be more of a response. Last year my oaks produced more acorns than ever, and we had a big winter here. This year they produced less. No one knows.
  11. plownoob

    plownoob Senior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 128

    the old guy at the landfill says it's gonna be a bad winter cuz theres alot of pine cones.
  12. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    maybe he meant to say because his bum-knee is acting up :D
  13. Farm Boss

    Farm Boss Senior Member
    Messages: 183

    Forgot that deer & squirrels = happy hunting.

    I have heard the old wives tale that if there are alot of berries its going to be a snowy winter....hmmm have to see about that. Ask me in April.
  14. BAYDOG

    BAYDOG Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    It's the size of your nutts, not the quantity that really matters.:drinkup:
  15. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    we had are acorns fall in early august and we have 4 in our back yard about 250 years old or more. of course we also had a drought all summer to. The real indicator i look for are the animals { how thick there coats are how early the start to put them on ect. we always had a dog that would hide under our truck about 4-5 hours before a bad storm would hit!! But hey thats just me
  16. TCLA

    TCLA 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,707

    Well said BAYDOG. :nod:
  17. dunlaps lawncare

    dunlaps lawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    plants can predict the weather?///
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Lots of Acorns= no snow we had now Acorns last year and we had record snowfall. The year before that we had tons of Acorns and no snow. But if we get alot of snow again this year we won't have a deer left alive. So I hope we get a normal winter.
  19. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Maybe we should start plowing acorns.
  20. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    you dont already