Ohio’s 2015 Fall acorn crop Results show decreased production

Staff report

The 2015 Ohio acorn mast survey conducted at 38 wildlife areas showed a decrease in production from 2014, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s fall crop of acorns is an important food source for more than 90 forest wildlife species, and mast crop abundance can influence hunting plans.

ODNR Division of Wildlife employees scanned the canopies of selected oak trees on wildlife areas to determine the percentage of trees that produced acorns and the relative size of the acorn crop.

For more information, or the complete report, follow the link: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/stay-informed/news-announcements/post/ohio-s-2015-fall-acorn-crop-results-show-decreased-production

Staff report