Saturday, October 3, 2015
You Know It's Autumn When You Start Stepping on Acorns Everywhere
A very long time ago, that tree started like so many others - as an acorn that fell into the ground and got
buried in dirt and watered by rain. After it sprouted and grew a few leaves it probably looked somewhat like this.
The trees grow very fast. It won't be long before this little tree is a foot or two off the ground. in a couple of years it might be over one's head. If they aren't growing where you want them, it's easy to pull them when they are tiny, like the one in the photo or about three inches high. If they get much bigger they are harder to remove. If you wait too long, if they get too large, it might be against the law to remove them at all.
Are there acorns on the ground where you live? Have you seen any baby oaks where they don't belong?
Learn more about California oak trees.