- Associated Press - Saturday, October 5, 2019

BOSTON (AP) - Experts say trees in the region are producing a lot of acorns this year.

The Boston Globe reports that experts say the region appears to be experiencing a “mast year.” Certain conditions, including the weather, cause the trees to produce more acorns every few years.

Marjorie Rines, a naturalist with Mass Audubon, says there are “tons more around” and they’ve been “coming down pretty hard and fast.”

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In Boston, some residents have contacted the city’s Constituent Service Center recently to ask that street sweepers clear acorns in their neighborhoods.

Mark Ashton, a professor of forest ecology at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, says it is a mast year, but not a big one.

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