Tree Planting

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  1. deep woods goat hunter

    deep woods goat hunter PMA Member

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    Awesome Letemgrow
    Happy Memorial Day all!
    Heres a couple DCO acorns i put into containers last fall. Unfortunately mice ravaged most of them.
    Should I go ahead and stick these in the ground?
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    When choosing a tree to plant, pick one that you like but make sure it will thrive in your local environment. Native species will be easier to care for since they are already well adapted to your region, climate, and other conditions.
     
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    I’d avoid really hot days for transplanting and keep the rootball intact when you move it. That can be tricky to do sometimes with pots like that.
     
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    I got them in yesterday. Hope they will take off with all the moisture we have had.
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    Nice, watch for that tree to grow out the top of the tube - either slide the tube up the post, cut off the top of the post, or cover the top of the post with something to keep it from damaging the tree. Looks good though!
     
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    You think it could get out of the top of the tube THIS YEAR?
     
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    I'd say unlikely this year
     
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    Have any of you harvested naturally occuring seedlings, potted them and then planted in a designated spot a few years later?
    I was thinking about doing this but wanted to get some guidance first....


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    I collect the acorns (from the same spot) and plant them instead of digging up seedlings. I’ll pack in 10-12 tubes and plant on the way to a hunt, so I’m not disturbing the area anymore than necessary.
     
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    How big of a tree can be dug up and moved with just a shovel and bucket? I have a bunch of knee high white oaks that I would like to transplant into a new area.
     
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    Phil is the expert at growing trees from seed. I’ve had decent luck growing trees from acorns, but when looking to plant more than a couple dozen I just get bareroot seedlings. Nice part about acorns is the variety it allows you to get. Here’s a gobble sawtooth oak I started from an acorn given to me by Goatman on IW. Looking forward to getting some more acorns off it soon!

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    I've always heard that for the amount of growth you see above ground there's at least that much or 2x below ground in the root system. The tap root on an oak tree that size would be very long, you'd never get it all. If you've got the time to dig them up and baby them afterwards then I'd bet you have a 50/50 shot at them surviving. They'll just need some TLC the first couple years I'd guess after getting their tap root cut off when moving them.
     
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    The coons were not easy on my downy serviceberry when they had ripe fruit. They snapped several limbs on this one tree. I call these plantings the shrub cocktail: Downy Serviceberry, chokeberry and hazelnuts.

    Snapped serviceberry limb and hazelnuts.

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    Chokeberry (Aronia berry) are ripe now in the mix.

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    The ACCF came thru and I have 27 American seeds to plant this fall.

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    Two more ACCF strains to plant with some interesting details included.


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