Tom and Cindy Stinson run a family farm in the Morton Bend community, but never did they imagine the product they’re now helping produce.
Instead of cotton, soybeans or corn, a lone tree on the Stinson’s farm produced over 160 pounds of acorns this fall that will help cultivate future northern red oak seedlings.
The Georgia Forestry Commission got wind of the farm’s bumper crop, which yielded more than the other northern red oaks the commission monitors across the central Coosa Valley.
“I don’t have any idea why the other trees didn’t produce this year, maybe the drought, maybe the heat,” said Patrick Floyd with the GFC. “But those same trees haven’t put off for the past two or three years that we’ve been checking.”