New woods plot.

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  1. OkieKubota

    OkieKubota Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, I finally finished up most of the dozer jobs and had a couple of days before my brushhogging jobs start so yesterday I decided to make a new plot out of some solid woods on our place. I never picked up a stick or rock and I only got off dozer to spread seed and then I tracked it in and it then rained gently all night...

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    Then I cleared an old dozer row out and planted radishes along this area.

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  2. BoneCrusher20

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    i can't tell you how much my ocd is going off seeing that one lone tree in the middle...i would giving that thing the axe

    Good look plot though for quick project, should be nice little spot for years to come.
     
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    That's a good looking mix, and you have the ground worked up real nice.
     
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    I guess I'm not OCD. I kinda liked the lone pine.
     
  5. Drycreek

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    I used to leave nice oaks in food plots, but after dodging them for years and watching them suck up all the moisture, I broke myself of that. One pine wouldn’t be that bad since most of their roots go down.
     
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    I am not OCD...I leave pines in all my plots if one is there...hickory would feel my wrath though!
     
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    With your talents and equipment it's about time you do something good for yourself. You've almost got that field grading job level enough to pour concrete on it. A fancy grading job like that is sure to make the deer suspicious. Because the average guy's plots (like mine) are bumpy and lumpy.
     
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    Love the lone pine Okie. We did the same on the plots we created years ago. Got one I call the midget pine in our largest plot that stands all by itself. That sucker doesn't ever seem to grow in height, just in width. Knarly, twisting trunk in full sun that's got a lot of character to it.
    Did you pull a soil sample on the newly created plot? Down here in pine country I'd have to add 3 tons of lime per acre to any cleared area.
     
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    No soil sample but I have never done one on anything I plant. No lime or feet added...just cleared, smoothed, planted, and packed. We will see if it grows...I believe it will.
     
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    Love your tenacity Okie! You and Brooks would fare just fine...daylight to dark. We're headed to Hilton Head today with daughter and her crew and Brook's wife and her children. Tried to get him to go but says he has too much work to get done. Grading and land clearing business is in high demand around here. Looks like the same for you. I told him to keep the machines rolling n we'd take care of the crew on vacation.

    BTW...he cleaned up what we call the access rd...bout 1000 ft long that I had widened to about 75 to 100 ft when I last thinned pines. We planted it last weekend in radish, wheat, oats n winter peas. But...without lime down here in this red clay, particularly where pines have been growing, we wouldn't have got much out of it. Spread lime prior to planting and next fall when that's done it's magic we'll add durana n ladino and make that a big clover strip.

    Always fun catching up on your projects!
     
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    Gotta make Hay while sun is shining! Getting ready to take 2 months off...lol
     
  12. deer patch

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    You do good work! I’ve left a lone pine in my plots before but they usually get struck by lightning after a few years.
     
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    I think I will name that plot the “lone pine plot” due to all the feedback. I have already seen lots of deer tracks in it and it is starting to germinate...
     
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    Nice work.....

    If it was mine...the pine would be gone and I would be looking at some sort of shrub and mast tree planting in the center and edges to soften the edges and provide a sense of security and additional food as well.

    If I had done the work that pine would be so damaged it would die on its own as well.....so there is that!
     
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  15. OkieKubota

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    Well it’s been a little over 3 weeks and the plots germinated. Problem is the deer hit the radishes, rape, and winter peas as soon as they came up...mainly just grains and clover left. We had a good slow rain the night I planted and then a couple days after and then no more rain till yesterday..

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    Nice work. Wish I could use a dozer and have some good looking soil like that left. Our soils are very thin on top of glacial outwash and when I use a dozer I lose most of the top soil.
     
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    Looking Good Okie.
     

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