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Planting trees from seed
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SteveB    Posted 01-27-2003 at 11:09:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have about 20 acres that will likely go into CRP next year and am concidering planting it to hardwoods. To buy this many trees as seedlings would about break me but I do have a source for acorns and black walnuts. Do these seeds need to go thru a drying and freezing cycle before planting or should they be planted shortly after falling from the trees.

Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-27-2003 at 19:11:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have 100's and 100's of Oak seedlings everywhere...anywhere from 10" to 3'...have text-book specimen giant Red Oak and White Oak and Pin Oaks...lots of Dogwood too. I could probably send you some bareroot Oak seedlings...have sandy soil and they should come up a bit easier than in other soil. If you want to give it a try, email me. I ain't trying to make money at it. I usually just mow them down. Lynch

TREEMAN    Posted 01-27-2003 at 14:00:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clean the husk off the walnut if possible! Plant acorn or walnut as soon as they drop, freshest is bestest! Scuff soil, place nut on soil, cover with 3 or 4 inches of leaves. Following spring you will have saplings! This method results in 90% or better germination. Use tree guards (well vented) if there are deer in the area. Deer will eat every tree! Good Luck - Stan(PA)

cowgirlj    Posted 01-27-2003 at 12:38:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I don't know anything about planting trees from seed, but I wanted to let you know, if you aren't aware, that black walnut trees are toxic to livestock. So if you are planting in a pasture area you may want to check out what you intend to plant before you go to all that trouble. There are some really good sites on toxic trees on the Web, just type in poisionus trees, plants into your browser.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-27-2003 at 12:38:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where are you?

Can you find a place near you to go and pull 'bareroot' seedlings?...I have boatloads of Maples (Acer Saccharum) that you can come pull...I just mow em now...

Lynch in E.TX    Posted 01-27-2003 at 19:17:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The Silver Maple that we put in the front about 6 years ago took of like a was about 4-5ft. when we planted it's about 25 feet. Have a big giant Red Maple out on the back 15....a real beaut...By the way...looked at your bull-rings...

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