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#7100361 - 03/03/18 09:35 PM Doing a little work today
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Planted somewhere around 150 scotch pines today.
Planted 50 plum, 25 sand and 25 American plum.
Planted about 30 oaks, shumgard and burr oak.

Will be back in a week. Hoping they aren’t all dried up and dead. We’ll see.

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#7100423 - 03/04/18 12:04 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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#7100463 - 03/04/18 06:37 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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that's a lot to keep watered, best time to plant is in the fall.
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#7101444 - 03/05/18 08:37 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Wow that's a lot of planting!! Good work, I need to get with it!
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#7101447 - 03/05/18 08:39 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
that's a lot to keep watered, best time to plant is in the fall.


275 gallon tote, put in back of truck with hose attachment, good to go. Might take a bit of time, but it’ll get the job done. Would be faster with two people but one will do the job just fine

Plus the pine are in an area reachable by a hose and frost proof faucet, so that’s easy too.


Edited by Texas buckeye (03/05/18 08:40 AM)

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#7123239 - 03/26/18 09:55 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Got another 24 trees planted last night just in time for some “supposed to rain the next three days”.

21 persimmon trees planted in 3 six tree clusters and one 3 tree cluster.

3 American chestnut planted in a line to help separate/border a couple of food plots

Now it just needs to rain. Will give updates as the trees start growing.

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#7123289 - 03/26/18 10:49 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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That’s a lot of trees. How many acres is that going on? And how big are these trees?


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#7123345 - 03/26/18 11:36 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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The trees have all been seedlings, so they will have many years of growth to go before becoming fruitful.

I have planted the oaks/plums/persimmon/chestnuts in an area about 75 acres. The pines were on a small section close to where we are building our barn/living quarters. Got those 150 in about half an acre or so. For maximal Christmas tree production they say a density of about 5-600 trees/acre is right, so we didn’t go that thick but we are trying to make a nice pine stand.

Whole place is 400 acres, so working little bits at a time. We’ll see how these go and then mayplant some
More next year or so. I think I have done enough for this growing season. Now onto food plots.

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#7123761 - 03/26/18 04:45 PM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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The deer will definitely eat the persimmons, but if they get on them too heavy, you won't like what it does to the meat. Or at least that's been my experience with deer eating wild persimmons.
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#7123809 - 03/26/18 05:14 PM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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good luck

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#7124118 - 03/26/18 09:40 PM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texan Til I Die]
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Originally Posted By: Texan Til I Die
The deer will definitely eat the persimmons, but if they get on them too heavy, you won't like what it does to the meat. Or at least that's been my experience with deer eating wild persimmons.


What does it make them Taste like?

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#7124298 - 03/27/18 06:39 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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have you deer proofed the seedlings
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#7124421 - 03/27/18 08:28 AM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
have you deer proofed the seedlings


That's what I was thinking. Around here if you don't put them in tubes the get et.

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#7124849 - 03/27/18 02:01 PM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: Texas buckeye]
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Originally Posted By: Texas buckeye
Originally Posted By: Texan Til I Die
The deer will definitely eat the persimmons, but if they get on them too heavy, you won't like what it does to the meat. Or at least that's been my experience with deer eating wild persimmons.


What does it make them Taste like?
Extra strong and gamey. Hunted several years in the Blanco area and one year there were almost no acorns, but a heck of a wild persimmon crop. You could barely eat the deer meat. I ended up making jerky out of most of it that year.
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#7125213 - 03/27/18 07:46 PM Re: Doing a little work today [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
have you deer proofed the seedlings


Yes, all the trees are in 5 ft tubes to keep the deer off and allow them a good chance for survival. All except the pines. In reading, most of the recommendations said pine doesn’t need to be tubed if there is good browse as it is a last in presence type plant.

I do plan to protect the lead bud on the pines in the winter for at least a couple years. Sounds pretty easy and should protect the main bud to ensure straight growth.

Trees getting good drink right now!!

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