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#7151047 - 04/25/18 04:52 AM Want to Plant Trees
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Not sure is this post is the write category, if not please move.
I have a small 100 acre high fence operation that has about 50-60% wooded terrain. We were hoping to find some government or agricultural support programs that would assist us in planting 10-20 acres of new tree sapling's in an effort to gain more ground cover an hopefully upgrade our habitat.
Is anyone on the forum aware of any such state or federal programs available in Texas that we could contact?
We would greatly appreciate any leads you could offer.
Thank you from the H3 Ranch.
Gary
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#7151144 - 04/25/18 07:54 AM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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What wildlife will benefit by planting trees?

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#7151150 - 04/25/18 07:57 AM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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So you buy 100 acres. Fence it to keep in the wildlife and want my tax dollars to improve the game that you fenced in. Seems legit

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#7151180 - 04/25/18 08:23 AM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: ducknbass]
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In KS and MO the State Forest Service sells several varieties of bare root seedlings at a very reasonable px. I've bot a bunch of those for different projects.

They've never offered any help in getting them in the ground.

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#7151191 - 04/25/18 08:31 AM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: ducknbass]
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Originally Posted By: ducknbass
So you buy 100 acres. Fence it to keep in the wildlife and want my tax dollars to improve the game that you fenced in. Seems legit

I'd rather support him with my tax dollars than the 4th generation food stamp recipient who is teaching the 5th generation how to not work and live off my money.


Edited by Mr. T. (04/25/18 08:31 AM)
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#7151201 - 04/25/18 08:40 AM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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best time of year to plant trees..late fall....
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#7151591 - 04/25/18 12:18 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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Yeah I don't know of any service that will plant them for you, but nearly every states forestry dept will sell bareroot seedlings in bulk, some even sell seedlings in containers with a small root structure already present.

Go to youtube, look up "planting bulk seedlings" and watch, it is really simple process and you just need a small amount of equipment. It will just be your time.

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#7151597 - 04/25/18 12:20 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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i'd start with the county agent and let him earn his check helping you

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#7151606 - 04/25/18 12:26 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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Anything you plant will have to be protected on that size place. If I were going to plant I would build enclosure cages out of 5' tall 4"x4"x20'cattle panels. I would plant browse species, forbs and trees that I could collect seeds off of to start new enclosure cages in the future from. I would do several cages to start them after 1 to 2 move the cage to start a new spot. Budget yourself a set dollar amount for the first year to start and then every year after that. Keep track of the plants that do the best and offer the best production from the browsing pressure. Another thing you could do is plant CRP type grasses that grow tall to cover that whole area in or just portions of it. Not going to be as productive for a food source but will give that area cover. NRCS is a good place to start for info and possible advice/help.
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#7151615 - 04/25/18 12:30 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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I found the gov site in abt 5 clicks. Looks like you are in the monarch butterfly area if Lipan. Doubt you will get any help with trees in that area anyway. What wildlife are you helping by wanting more trees? Exotics you bought or native wildlife?

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#7151654 - 04/25/18 01:05 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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reality is that habitat development for deer species is best suited by allowing the natural successional process to just happen. You could disc up some dirt this psring in about 2-10 acres and then just let it grow what it grows. As the weeds and grasses and trees take over, just let it grow. That's the best habitat for deer you could "make" although it won't offer much in the way of sun protection....

As mentioned, what is the purpose of the trees and why do you need more than you already have?

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#7151660 - 04/25/18 01:11 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: Mr. T.]
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Originally Posted By: Mr. T.
Originally Posted By: ducknbass
So you buy 100 acres. Fence it to keep in the wildlife and want my tax dollars to improve the game that you fenced in. Seems legit

I'd rather support him with my tax dollars than the 4th generation food stamp recipient who is teaching the 5th generation how to not work and live off my money.


I'll check choice c. Neither

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#7154547 - 04/28/18 10:55 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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Theirs a bunch of forestry companys that will mail you bare root saplings they cater to logging companys re-planting, you should really do this between nov.1-and mar.15 or youll have to water them several times a week to get them started

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#7155191 - 04/29/18 08:29 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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Check with your local NRCS office

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#7157307 - 05/01/18 10:29 PM Re: Want to Plant Trees [Re: gaharris]
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Where is the acreage? The types of trees that will grow vary widely with location. The types of trees that make deer habitat vary widely also. If youíre in east Texas you can get pine saplings for relatively cheap....look up Arborgen. Pine will do ok for cover but is not a food crop. Oaks that make good acorns are better but harder to grow and take longer to grow. If you just want cover, let it grow back naturally and itíll get thick with understory trees. Other parts of Texas will only grow other types of trees. Have you considered taking seedlings from youíre existing forest land and moving them?


Edited by HS2 (05/01/18 10:30 PM)

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