Will solitary oaks bear acorns?

Asked September 26, 2020, 11:33 AM EDT

Over 20 years ago, we planted three different oak varieties on our property: willow, red and white oak. Sadly, our red oak recently died. We are not aware of any oaks in the gardens of our neighbors. I realize oaks take many years to produce acorns, but will they do so without another nearby like specimen? I am aware that some trees need another to bear fruit (e.g. apples, chestnuts, holly berries). Do we need to plant companions for our remaining willow and white oaks?

Maryland

1 Response

Oaks do not need another for pollination to produce acorns.

Ellen