Tree Planting

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    Same.

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    deep woods goat hunter PMA Member

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    Can you send a link to these?



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    This one is for goat man, this is an example of what some of your sawtooth acorns look like now!

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    I see in my crystal ball acorns will be falling in couple of years at your place.
     
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    Found this growing today. Not sure on oak id. Anyone know?

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    Guessing Bur Oak, possibly White Oak
     
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    Guessing swamp white oak.
     
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    These trees are just in my yard but some great lessons to be learned with them. This was my first time doing maples, sugar maples to be exact. They grow like a weed and they’ve been in the ground three years now and this will be year four. I’ve had some die back on some of them each year and I think I figured out why. These trees send up so many sprouts from the side of their main trunk the tube was filling with green growth and not hardening off before winter like it should. Thus portions of the trees were dying each winter. I’ve never had this be a big issue in any oaks I’ve planted but maples were a different story. I ended up cutting open all my tubes and cleaning out old leaves and trimming any growth in the tubes. Should’ve solved that issue. It’s always something when it comes to using tree tubes but they’re still the best option IMO for growing trees!

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    Looking good! Nice straight rows... wont be long before you can string out some suction tube and start a maple syrup operation. ;)
     
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    For sure! I’m looking forward to squirrel hunting over those acorn and hickory nuts with the kids some day! Maybe even get some of those dang deer that love to tear up the trees in the fall.


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    What tree tubes are you using.

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    Mix of miracle pro tubes from Mike Hamilton out of Robins IA or the blue protex ones, the miracle tubes are way better IMO, cost more but worth it


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    Thanks I was looking at the blue protex ones from forestry suppliers. 48" for 2.95 best price I've seen them at so far



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    Don’t do it, haha. Get five foot tubes and get the miracle pro tubes from Mike. Worth every penny!


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    Working on soft mast varieties at the farm and the downy serviceberry are really throwing out the fruits now.

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    Dwarf chinkapin were loaded with catkins this spring and they have been rolling out acorns every fall for the past few years.[​IMG]
     
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    Shumard oaks seem to like it this far north and add variety to the red oaks along with timber value.

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    This may be the crown jewel though! Ozark Chinquapin planted last fall as a nut. This is a VERY well drained, upland site with great soil.

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    American Chestnut growing 30 yards from the Ozark Chinquapin may yield a hybrid worth promoting....time will tell if they bloom at the same time.
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    This site with the serviceberry, chestnut, chinquapin, and dcos also grows northern red oaks extremely well. This tree was an acorn 10 years ago and is pushing 15’ tall already.

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    The soil here looks/smells rich and even after a 3” rain, water never sits in any holes I’ve dug to check drainage.

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