Trees generally use their energy for putting on growth in non-mast years. Fascinating! The worst is now over Cathy, and I am glad I don’t get hayfever too! All that pollen MAST Indo-Asia 2018 – New Delhi. A very interesting post Cathy. The other day I had to weed in Pompeii as millions of oaks have seeded in my new borders…oh dear! by Karen Lanier October 29, 2018 . Mast-year effects on the density of white spruce are long-lasting; 40 years after fire, mast-year fires still had 2.5 times more spruce regeneration than non-mast-year fires. Brian Mast's estimated net worth for 2018 is $370,702. I have learned that you do get these "Mast Years" (as they are duly called) every 5 to 10 years and obviously this Winter 2019/2020 falls into this category. Maybe when you want a new bed digging over you could invite them in! Last year it was ash. MAST Americas 2011 – Washington DC. Thanks Jason. Good idea to find out when it will occur! The number of Lyme disease cases in Pennsylvania declined in 2018 for the first time in two years, and it may be the oak tree that gets credit for the drop. I would love to know how they know! Kentucky Mast Report 2018 Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources Page 4 Mast production may be highly variable year to year, especially among the many oak species in our forests. Based on my allergies I suspect we are having a mast year as well . No good for allergy sufferers. The nominations are in and we are carefully considering who will become our 2020 Security Operative of the Year. Even we have had itchy eyes and scratchy throats. Brian Jeffery Mast (born July 10, 1980) is an American politician and veteran who has served as the U.S. Representative for Florida's 18th congressional district since 2017. I always thought it depended on dry weather and good pollination, I didn’t know that the trees were already planning ahead and putting out even more flowers than usual. Transactions include purchases, sales and exchanges of assets that amount to more than $1,000 in the calendar year and are reported along with the date and the amount transacted. One of those phenomena that we probably observe without thinking about it. Monsieur suggested to let the wild boar in but this is out of the question ;), have a good w-e, xx. A mast year is basically a year when certain types of tree in a whole region produce much more pollen and thus far more seeds than in a normal year. I can forgive them for all the pollen as they are only acting in self-defence! (By the way, we had some heavy rain tonight at last… not enough but better than nothing!). And the conifers are having to battle against bark beetles and the like too! I already told you the first time you talked about the mast years in passing that I did not know anything about it. Yes, it seems logical doesn’t it. Adam Usher, Director of Physical and Asset Protection; ‘2020 has been a challenging year for a lot of people due to COVID-19, but at MAST there have been some outstanding contributions from our security teams across the country. The overall hard mast crop- which includes production of beechnuts, hickory nuts, walnuts, and acorns- was up nearly 10% relative to survey year 2018 and just over 4% above the long-term average. 2). Terrible for allergy sufferers. The Mast Year We're Astronauts, released When we gaze at the starlit sky We feel so small looking through these eyes We take it in and we realize That we're here purposely Floating deep in space, we're astronauts Making use of what we have been given Just a part of the continuum Knowing right where we belong, Where we belong We sometimes ask, what are we to do? ( Log Out /  Perhaps you can see what I mean from this photo taken yesterday where the conifers are all much darker than the fresh deciduous trees in full leaf…. 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