TITLE

Trials and Tribulations of Germinating Acorns

AUTHOR(S)
Cooper, Susan
PUB. DATE
September 1992
SOURCE
International Oaks;Fall/Winter1992, Issue 2, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A narrative is presented which explores the author's experience in germinating acorns.
ACCESSION #
49120316

 

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