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Anyone live near the Compton's oak in Williamsburg, Va?

Posted by poaky1 6 Pa (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 23:33

Either the Ghirardi oak or the Champion Comton's oak in Williamsburg, Va. If you are near it or near enough to drive to it in fall and collect acorns in fall. This is not the pure Live oak in Williamsburg, Va, but it's a hybrid between Live oak and Overcup oak. There is one that is huge and of course old, in Williamsburg, Va. I hope there is a sign by it. If someone could gather some acorns from under the Compton's oak in fall, and get ripe, Tan colored, likely on the ground, but with no holes in them. I don't know if they fall in September, October or November. Even late August. If someone can collect some, no more than 25 or 30, though, I'm not rich. I will pay 50 cents an acorn. Only someone who will get the right acorns, if you aren't sure, get help to ID the right tree. I hope someone can do this.

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RE: Anyone live near the Compton's oak in Williamsburg, Va?

I live in the Williamsburg area and just went to Colonial Williamsburg the other day for the first time. I Looooooved the Comton's Oak too and have been looking for a tree or 2 to buy but cannot find one yet. I am thinking about trying to collect acorns from a few of the trees around there. If I go back and get acorns, I will get some extra for you. :)

RE: Anyone live near the Compton's oak in Williamsburg, Va?

Clanross, I have ordered 4 Compton oak seedlings from the " mossy oak natives nursery in Mississippi or Alabama. I had originally hoped for access to cheaper Compton's oaks. But I have already paid for 4 seedlings of Compton's oaks. But if you get some mature acorns (tan in color, and fall off the tree) that would be great. But, as mentioned I have already ordered seedlings off the internet. I had figured that nobody living near the tree had answered soon after the post, so I may as well order the trees. But if I had gotten some extra seed/acorns I could sow the seed/acorns locally.

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