Nebraska NUTS

M. R. Byrd

I may soon have a road trip across Nebraska, from Ogallala to Nebraska City. I would certainly be interested in getting some nuts along the way. If anyone knows of any for sale, message me. I would especially like to find some Relict Oak acorns.

I mentioned the "Relict" bur oak of Nebraska. This is an interesting story and I have been trying to get some acorns from there, especially to try at my semi-arid SW Kansas farm. The deep canyon near McCook has a stand of oak that had been in that canyon for hundreds of years, with no other oaks near by. Theory has it that the deep canyon protected the grove from prairie fires and other elements. There is estimated 300-400 oaks in that canyon with hybridization.

Here is a picture of the variation of leaves:


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