Botany: mast and masting

The tutor shares a couple of terms he recently learned.

In a forest setting, mast can refer to food dropped from trees and bushes, such as acorns, nuts, or berries.

Masting refers to the trees’ production of the mast, but can specifically mean their coordinated production of bumper crops some years, thin ones other years.

Mast and masting are interesting to the botanist, but perhaps even more so to the sportsman, since produce from the trees influences the behavior of game.

I’ll be talking more about mast and masting.


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