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Tree planting to benefit wildlife.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:01 pm
by huntall
Last year I planted close to 2,000 trees. They were swamp chestnut, White oak, sawtooth, willow oak, nuttall, shumard,
scarlet oak, live oak, chinkapin oak, water oak, pear trees,
Japanese persimmon, and crabapple trees.

Last year about 225 of these trees were 6ft tall and
in 3gal pots and the rest was Bare root plantings.

I have been slacking this year! I haven't got as many planted as I wanted so far, but I did mark out any that didn't make it last year so I can spot plant were needed without having to look for dead loss! Got some planted but not much!

I plan on getting about 140 more 6ft tall oaks in 3gal
pots in the ground and about 10 more fruit trees.

I planted an orchard with 10 pears, 5 crabapples
and 2 Jap persimmon that I am going to increase in size
this year that I will keep mowed around yearly. The orchard
is next to a plot that I am going to keep open that will
be about 3 acres.

I lost a few last summer, but had a good survival rate.
I think I may be able to finish my planting on my property this year!
I planted some of these varieties because they make
acorns at a younger age.
What yall think? Yall think I been workin or what! :D

Tree planting to benefit wildlife.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:40 pm
by gtk
You are a tree planting dude!!!! If u ever need a job im sure IP or west vaco would be honored to hire ya! :)

Tree planting to benefit wildlife.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:41 pm
by gtk
Btw, where did u get all the trees? I got some last year from the county tree give- a - way and have them started in pots. It is past time to actually plant them.

Re: Tree planting to benefit wildlife.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:06 pm
by huntall
gtk, I don't know why they have those tree give away so late! For bare root trees they should be giving them away
in January!

I get all my 6ft tall trees from a place outside of Brandon.
It is called Tree Source and its in Fannin out close to The
Rez. If you buy a lot of the 6ft tall trees he will let you get them for $3 each. You cant beat that price anywhere!
He can also order bare root trees if needed.

Re: Tree planting to benefit wildlife.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:56 pm
by huntall
I am going to plant pines across the front of my property this weekend to block the view from the road. The pines should grow fast and block the view in a few years.I
have a spot that I would like to plant without folks
seeing it from the road!
I am only planting about 500 pines, but I'm only planting them to fill in this one area. We are going to squirrel
hunt in the morning and plant in the evenings!
I will also plant some of my oaks that are in 3gal pots.

Re: Tree planting to benefit wildlife.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:58 pm
by jv
That's a great price you getting on them.

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