Why are our parks and conservation areas littered with so many acorns this year?
Oak trees and squirrels are in a “symbiotic” relationship, where each is dependent on the other for survival. The trees benefit from periodically producing a bumper crop of acorns. 2019 is such a year, when the oak trees produce more acorns than the squirrels and other acorn-eaters can consume, or even bury for future use.
Yes, there are a lot of acorns on the ground this season. Here’s why.