State Forrestry officials are asking for your help in supplying the seeds tokeep oak trees growing in the state. Forrestry Bureau Chief John Walkowiaksays the weather has caused oaks to produce fewer acorns than normal thepast two years. He says forrestors don’t have nearly enough acorns toproduce new oak seedlings this year.Walkowiak is asking residents in central and eastern Iowa to collect acornsand bring them in. He says most homeowners rake up the acorns and throw themout anyway.Walkowiak says they need acorns from the white, red, burr, pin, swamp whiteand chinkapin oaks. The D-N-R plants the acorns and raises them intoseedlings.The D-N-R will collect the acorns September 11th at Living History Farms inUrbandale. September 18th at the Indian Creek Nature Center in Cedar Rapidsand September 25th at the parking lot east of the state capitol building.The collection times are 9 am to 3 pm each day.
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