Star-Ledger: Crazy proliferation of acorns in N.J. ding vehicles, carpet paths, but help reforestation
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Is it me? Or is there a crazy proliferation of acorns this fall? Those dings in the sheet metal of my car roof and engine hood? Acorns? Really? Or did I miss the hailstorm with hailstones the size of golf balls?
Is it me, or does the barefoot trip to the driveway for the morning paper feel like a walk on a bed of round nails?
It’s not me.
Big acorns — those of the chestnut oak and white oak — are bombing away, denting cars, clogging gutters, plucking heads. Small pin acorns and those of the black oak are covering sidewalks like marbles, giving a second meaning to the season called fall. Streets are paved with crushed acorn dust.