I got excited when I pulled in the hotel parking lot yesterday afternoon and saw the Shumard oaks lining the driveway. For some reason, my wife was not as excited as I was. I went out this morning and picked up a couple of hundred acorns off the tree and the ground. I will be growing them out this summer. I was surprised to see acorns still hanging on the tree on January 16. The Shumards that I usually collect acorns from drop their acorns from early to late October. If you have Shumard oaks around you, when do you see the acorns drop?