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Anybody planting trees this early spring?
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mud    Posted 02-11-2005 at 10:10:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just curious.

Judy in NC    Posted 02-11-2005 at 17:09:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I planted some over 700 cedar tree seedlings last month. They seem to be doing well.

nice    Posted 02-11-2005 at 18:39:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I like them cedars. 700 must have taken you most of the day? Was it a boundary planting? mud

Judy in NC    Posted 02-12-2005 at 11:58:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, that's what we want them for. We bought 22 acres in 2004 that we plan to build on and want to give it some privacy. We spread the planting over several days actually. We staked out ahead of time and had a string to keep them in a nice row.

Les...Plant???    Posted 02-11-2005 at 16:47:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck, we can't cut them fast enough and you're planting them? No wonder we're losing ground.

Whew Dawgies-    Posted 02-11-2005 at 18:45:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got to have something left fer them oddballs to hug in the future.

Les, all the adjoining farms here have been timbered off. Some have gone into Loblolly Pine.
Others just got busted up, land layin idle. Looks like a bomb was dropped in the neighborhood. Can't abide that, so planting trees along here & there to aid the eyes some. Well, and maybe for my boys to cut in the future.

Dug    Posted 02-11-2005 at 13:55:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not yet, but going to. Have been planting the past three years and seem to lose the majority to our beloved deer. Out of 75+ I have three that have survived. One cherry and two pecan. Going to plant friut trees this spring and build little fortresses around them. If that doesn't work, I'm going to have a chat with the deer using a .308 and use the backhoe to bury the evidence.


mud    Posted 02-11-2005 at 14:39:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
I read that stapling a 4"X6" piece of paper over the primary growth buds at late season will stop the deer from nibbling them off. Works best early fall. Dont know for sure, but sounds good.

Dug    Posted 02-11-2005 at 15:28:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Problem is, they pull the dang trees out of the ground, roots and all. I finally fenced the cherry trees, three foot around each and barbed the top of the fence. The left them alone, but only one survived. Most of the trees were 12 inch pecan trees (50), I plan on trying them again this year. I figure if I plant enough, they won't find all of them. Besides, I now have two labs roving the land. That should help on the deer, but its killing my turkey hunting!


deadcarp    Posted 02-11-2005 at 11:23:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
we planted 10,000 spruce & norways in 1991 s if anybody needs a free tree ---- they're about 15 feet tall now. :) figured i'd cut that many so i put some back - the deer love them - blizzard beds. :)

grandma    Posted 02-11-2005 at 17:37:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to replace trees cut out for new construction.(Thats anoter story)Where are all these free trees??? I'll bet my hat they are no anywhere near Washington

mud    Posted 02-11-2005 at 18:49:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hello Grandma,

In our state the Dept. of Forestry has some great deals on bare root trees. Yours might too. Here is one example : 1,000 2 year old white pines - $94.80.


gran    Posted 02-11-2005 at 23:12:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks that is just what I need 1,000 TREES. My logging days are over.

mud    Posted 02-11-2005 at 14:44:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Who did you get them from, and were they bare root?

OH Boy    Posted 02-11-2005 at 11:20:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've got about 40 maple saplings to plant come spring. They are in pots right now, gonna put em toward the back of the property to supplement the thorny locusts that I have been taking out one by one.

mud    Posted 02-11-2005 at 14:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Did you sprout those Maples?

Neighbor has them growing in his gutters!

toolman    Posted 02-11-2005 at 11:14:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
i plant trees here every spring, have since i bought the place back in the 80,s.

Cant help myself-    Posted 02-11-2005 at 14:47:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
You taking them with you when you move South?

toolman    Posted 02-11-2005 at 20:09:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i might if i can get a good price for the holes i leave behind.

steve19438    Posted 02-11-2005 at 10:44:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
once the ground THAWS!

C'mon Zipcode    Posted 02-11-2005 at 14:49:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get out there and spud out some holes. The exercise will do you good, and it will give us a break.

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