mock rub/scrape trees

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  1. IowaBowHunter1983

    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Had to give it a try. Been using grapevines for a few years with 100% success. This is first go at rubbing post. I made my son do most of the work. ;)[​IMG][​IMG]

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    IowaBowHunter1983 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I'm sold. Will be doing much more of this in future years [​IMG]

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    Gotta replace trees one a week lol

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    From this evening. Mock tree rubbing begins at 3:40 mark.

     
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    That is a great video, loved it!
     
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    Been in the ground 6 months and still green..... ??? Tree was cut and placed in concrete. [​IMG]

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    Very interesting. I don't remember this thread from last fall, I am glad you brought it back out. I have used mock trees, with fair to good success, several times in the past...but it never occurred to me to try a conifer. Is that a white pine? I think I will throw a little variety out there this year and go with an evergreen or two. Thanks for the idea.
     
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    Yes white pine.

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    I've been having success with the rubbing trees again. I used hybrid Willow branches this year. They have been tearing into them. They already tore the licking branch off this one. I don't concrete mine in. I auger a 24" deep by 4" wide hole and tamp the dirt tight as I backfill. I have never had one uprooted yet. I also follow 6x6s advice and water the hole before I backfill to keep the tree from drying out.

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    I have found that the more the tree shakes and spins around in the hole, the more they like it. They really like a big fork about 3-4’ up but that makes it much easier to pull out.


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    That's pretty interesting. I came up with the sleeve just to avoid having to redig and anchor yearly. I bet a guy could just set the tree in the sleeve and not screw it in. It would spin freely. May try that.
     
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    Those willows should grow roots if they dont pull them out

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