Done with trees

Discussion in 'Fruit Trees' started by THE LLC, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    I planted 9 chestnut trees and 4 limbertwig apple trees on the farm last week. I can now say I am officially done with tree planting. I am out of room and ain't making any more. 16 years to get to here.
     
  2. lakngulf

    lakngulf Well-Known Member

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    Well you may have to visit central alabama and plant some more.
     
  3. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    Uh, visit yes, plant no. LOL
     
  4. j-bird

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    So with that much time at it......give us your "top 10" lessons learned......
     
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    My B118 rootstock should be in any day. You showed me how to graft em laying on the ground last year. I'm ready for some bench grafting lessons this year. By the way...9 out of 10 grafts took from last year. You da man!
     
  6. DrDirtNap

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    LLC, don’t know how you can really be done...once you got the tree planting disease I don’t think you ever get over it do you? You probably have some land somewhere you could clear so you could plant some more trees!
     
  7. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    NEVER plant a tree without a tube or cage
    ALWAYS stake cages down--for some reason deer love to maul mine
    ALWAYS amend the soil you are planning to plant in just like with a food plot
    I can GUARANTEE you if you plant an oak tree in amongst a thousand native oaks the deer WILL destroy yours only if they can
    Sawtooth oak seedlings make the worlds best deer attractant
    If you plant a tree out in the open, bucks WILL try to rub it
    If you think it'll take you half a day to plant your trees, you can bet it'll take three to actually do it
    A late freeze will always get your best apple crop
    If you have morons for partners, they will bushhog down your trees---tube, cage, or not.
    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
     
  8. THE LLC

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    10-4, got your scions ready.
     
  9. THE LLC

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    Going to do all I can to avoid the temptation.
     
  10. Mahindra3016

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    When i run out of room for trees i just back the brushhog into the brush a couple times and make a few more spots!!!
     
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  11. Native Hunter

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    I said the same thing last year and have 3 orders in this year. Welcome to the club......
     
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  12. THE LLC

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    Gonna see if I can be the first to quit cold turkey.
     
  13. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    Three other things I've learned:

    ALWAYS plant trees in plenty of sun
    ALWAYS plan for how big they (and the surrounding trees) will be in 20 years. It gets here FAST.
    If you plant sawtooths, plant one strategically that you can put a ladder stand in. That gets here quick, too.
     
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  14. TreeDaddy

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    Done with trees?

    Right

    The day I stop planting will be the day that i get planted......

    bill
     
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    I have anxiety every fall and regret every spring when they arrive with plans never to order more but for some reason the anxiety always wins. It is so fulfilling to see a maturing tree that one has planted.


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    The anxiety I have is always this time of year when I stress that I will actually have enough time to get everything in the ground that I have ordered over an all too long winter. Now I am trying grafting which only adds to my time crunch. I always say I am going to scale back but my orders seem to get bigger every winter.
     
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  17. TheOldOak

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    Well if you've been planting for 16 years, some of those trees are bound to die. And that opens up extra space for...more trees!
     
  18. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    Nah, just gives room for the ones left to grow in.
     

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