The dbltree challenge

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  1. Liv4Rut

    Liv4Rut Life Member

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    I need to plant a bunch in my yard this year. Hard to believe but my yard has no trees in it and the house was built in 94. The prior owner must not have liked mowing around trees.

    Any recommendations on a fast growing shade tree??? I am a tree idiot. Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Daver

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    One thing to keep in mind...oftentimes the fastest growing trees are also the first ones to break down and even die, years or even decades, ahead of some other choices. Usually there is a tradeoff to make, slow growing trees tend to last longer, fast growing trees tend to die off faster too, etc.

    While I am not a big maple fan when it comes to my deer timber, I think they are a nice option in the yard. Red maples are relatively fast growing and sturdy and will give good shade and even nice colors in the fall.

    Also, sycamores, or their close cousin London Planetree's, can be good options in a yard setting. If you like oaks...red oaks or pin oaks will grow faster than white oaks, although red oaks seem to be more susceptible to oak wilt. Lindens are good too.

    Also, spruce and firs can fit in nicely in certain areas.

    For me, I would stay away from willows, cottonwoods, elms, etc.
     
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    Planted 2 cedars last week right where they can over look everything.. :)
     
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    Knoxville...Love it!
     
  6. Barrett's Dad

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    Dbletree's view from PA

    I completed the Dbltree challenge on my place in SC Pennsylvania yesterday.

    I planted 2 Northern Red Oaks (from MDC) on top of our ridge, overlooking the farms below.

    Our good friend Dbltree has the view of all views, but I hope he enjoys his view from here if he decides to stop by...

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    Little late on this but a great idea…..I'll be planting something this spring and I'll try to get a double tree bought and hung in my dinning room like I've wanted for a long time!
     
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    Was out on my farm this week end I planted 25 apple and pear trees. (13) chestnuts around my food plots. I Learned everything from Paul's post and knowledge , actually everything I have done on my farm was from his posting's . A legacy is what you leave behind for other's We all should be so fortunate..
     
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  10. LoessHillsArcher

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    Got 650 trees going in the ground this week, think about Paul and all his help every time I plant one!


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    goatman I hunt days ending in Y

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    Many deer can thank Paul.
     
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    I did cages or tubes on about 60 trees on my own land. Dbltree be remembered all the time.

    I’m helping a buddy put in a few thousand this weekend and though he only has Paul’s writings to see, he sure admires all he has done and continues to do. This next weekend a whole lot going in for the Dbltree challenge!
     
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    Dropped about 170 small cedars in last night, thought of the exact herbicide mix Paul would’ve recommend and I’ll spray around these in the next couple weeks. Oaks going in the ground tonight!

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    These are all for Paul! Hoping he can send some rain on them this summer

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    I can’t wait to post an “update” on here :) !!!!!
    Great job on above guys!!!!!!
    Paul & I used to roll up those blue tubes for days. Props to u for sticking with those!! ;).
     
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    Ya... bought about 1500 of those the same time Paul did. They're ok but I don't think I'd go with them again. Really the only down fall has been the assembly of them. Takes about a minute to zip tie one together... multiply that by a few hundred and it takes time... and finger tips start to get really worn out. Completely worth it!
     

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