Beech mast

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the nuts of the beech, esp. as they lie under the trees, in autumn.

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Thus then were they shut up squealing, and Circe threw them some acorns and beech masts such as pigs eat, but Eurylochus hurried back to tell me about the sad fate of our comrades.
In these areas, trees were generally either protected by law or kept for fuel-wood or fodder, including acorns or beech mast.
2007) has shown that the frequency of beech mast years has increased in Sweden, although the exact reason for this remains unknown.
The results: cub production did, in fact, correspond closely to beech mast production, with peaks of cub production in the springs following abundant mast crops.