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Fertilizing Oak trees to up acorn production? #8409135 10/06/21 11:22 PM
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What would be the best way to go about this, what kind of fertilizer?

Re: Fertilizing Oak trees to up acorn production? [Re: rickt300] #8409148 10/06/21 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by rickt300
What would be the best way to go about this, what kind of fertilizer?


Dr. Kroll has addressed this in his seminars. IF my memory is correct, clear all vegetation from around the tree by adding 12 feet to the diameter of the tree and fertilize with 13-13-13. I don't remember the recipe to figure for the fertilizer but I would guess it would be hard to put out too much even on a small tree.





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Originally Posted by rickt300
What would be the best way to go about this, what kind of fertilizer?


Dr. Kroll has addressed this in his seminars. IF my memory is correct, clear all vegetation from around the tree by adding 12 feet to the diameter of the tree and fertilize with 13-13-13. I don't remember the recipe to figure for the fertilizer but I would guess it would be hard to put out too much even on a small tree.


Triple 13 works great but you can most certainly over fertilize a tree. It’ll knock all the foliage off. Just go around the drip line of the tree, using a trowel or sharpshooter, slice the ground open and dump a cup or so of fertilizer in. 4-5 times around a tree is plenty. If they’re large trees and there’s a lot of them a root feeder comes in handy.

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Ok got it, might be too late to help this season though.

Re: Fertilizing Oak trees to up acorn production? [Re: rickt300] #8409263 10/07/21 01:51 AM
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Put your fertilizer in at or just inside the drip line of the tree or broadcast in a stand of treed in late Jan or early Feb for the next crop of acorns. Spring rains will get it in the soil and to the tree when the sap starts rising for your crop that fall. About 1/2 lb of 13-13-13 per inch of tree diameter is plenty if I recall correctly.

Had an oak flat in a swamp in Mississippi with mature trees red and water oaks, I just broadcast 50 lbs on a selected acre in late Jan or early Feb and killed lots of deer off that acre.


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Re: Fertilizing Oak trees to up acorn production? [Re: rickt300] #8409357 10/07/21 10:53 AM
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I fertilize all my chestnut trees in March or April. They (experts, so they say) have been doing this on all their chestnut trees and oak trees for years. Also from the experts they fertilize in another 3 months for their nut crops. I don’t do a second feeding.

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Here is what I try to do once a year. Not all my trees have pipes but the ones that do you can really tell. This is from (I know I’m cheating) another forum called habitat talk. Great for growing trees. He does this with oak and chestnuts trees.
“Another aspect of "water pipes" is the ability to get fertilizer - essentially immediately - to the root zone. I use Schultz (Azalea & other acid loving plants) or Ultra Green (Azalea & other acid loving plants) instead of Miracle Grow because they are much less expensive and have advantages .... Schultz is 32-10-10 (much higher than others (use less for same effect) and Ultra Green has 3X as much iron (VIP for Oaks / Chestnuts). I mix 1 TBLS of each in a gallon of H20 and pour 5 OZ in the water pipe of each tree - followed immediately by 3 gals of water -per feeding. Attached are photos of the plant foods I use and a photo of a 105-inch Col WO that jumped about 33" this year. The tree is about 3 yrs old.”

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