Environmental factors contribute to acorn quality: Elevation, on- or off-tree collection influence the viability of blue oak acorns
AuthorRalph L. Phillips
Author AffiliationsR. L. Phillips is Farm Advisor, Kern County.
Hilgardia 46(5):30-32. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p30. September 1992.
Concern about the regeneration of California's native oaks has inspired several investigations that indicate acorn quality is one of many factors affecting regeneration. A survey conducted in Kern County in 7990 indicates that elevation influences blue oak and valley oak acorn quality; location with regard to water drainage is another factor for blue oak acorns.
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