Bear in chestnuts

Discussion in 'Native Habitat Management' started by massey, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. massey

    massey Active Member

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    Thought y'all may enjoy this. Planted 5 chestnut trees at house 10 years ago as a "nurse stock" for farm.
    Turn the video volume up. Its crazy.

    <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/288724361" width="640" height="1138" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe>
    <p><a href="">IMG_2877</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user6831087">jim witt</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
     
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    Boy he’s sure enjoying something! Lol


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    How have your trees done in the ten years since you’ve planted them? I did something similar and planted a small orchard near my house but my trees are only five years old.

    Matt


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  4. massey

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    Matt, They're doing great. lost a couple big ones to blight but they're coming back from roots...I have 50-60 planted at farm in two groves.
     
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    I can't remember how to post pics. I guess I have to resize them, but since photo bucket doesn't work like it used to, I'll need to figure it out later.
     
  7. Native Hunter

    Native Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Cool video Massey. What variety of chestnut were the trees that the blight killed?
     
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    They are Dunstans. I'm not 100% sure it was blight but that's my best guess. I have several american stumps in the area, so I know the blight is there.
     
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    I’ve had two Chinese to die and come back from the roots multiple times. My guess was blight but like you said - can’t be sure.
     

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