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#3056322 - 11/30/12 07:36 AM BEST Tennessee Oak?
diamond hunter
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Besides sawtooth,what is the best oak tree to plant and where do I get them?? One of my votes is gonna be Dwarf Chinkapin..
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#3056339 - 11/30/12 07:45 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: diamond hunter]
diamond hunter
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The r eason I ask is because Ive decided against planting crop trees for my grandson and planting wildlife trees instead on that extra 6 acres not being used. Ive got many of my cover and sanctuary problems solved,food plot issues worked out and now I just want to add quality trees with 25' spacing for maximum growth and room.Besides Sawtooths,what trees would the experts plant??
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#3056482 - 11/30/12 08:57 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: diamond hunter]
Bucket
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With that much acreage to work with, I think you would be best suited to focus on various trees that provided mast year-round. Apple varieties that drop at various times, various pear, crabapple, and persimmon. I would also look at the dunstan chestnut as another option.
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#3056656 - 11/30/12 10:33 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Bucket]
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http://www.tnwildlifehabitat.org/manage.cfm?uid=11022310162640697&category=habitat#recommended
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#3056730 - 11/30/12 11:11 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
blountcountyboy
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I would look at Allegany chinkapin and Dunstan Chestnuts. We are planning on planting those 2 along with Butternut, Hazel nut, more Pecans, wild plums, peaches, mullberry, cherry, and apple. Variety is what we're after.
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#3057093 - 11/30/12 03:15 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: diamond hunter]
Jarred525
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Agree with the others, go with variety. And group them in spots for hunting success. For example, plant a grouping of something that matures in late September/October in a good setup for bow season.
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#3058196 - 12/01/12 11:43 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Jarred525]
tickweed
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Great post
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#3058615 - 12/01/12 06:21 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: tickweed]
diamond hunter
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Man those Dunstan Chestnuts are expensive,I wonder if the cheaper hybrid chestnuts are just as good for deer trees??
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#3059390 - 12/02/12 11:04 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: diamond hunter]
backroads
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
Man those Dunstan Chestnuts are expensive,I wonder if the cheaper hybrid chestnuts are just as good for deer trees??


I am curious about that too. I just purchased some land and will be planting some myself. Like anyone, I'd like to save some money if they work just as well.

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#3059409 - 12/02/12 11:30 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: backroads]
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Chinese chestnuts are much cheaper and deer love them. I've got both planted.
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#3059504 - 12/02/12 12:50 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Hollar Hunter
Chinese chestnuts are much cheaper and deer love them. I've got both planted.

Aren't these also the ones that produce mast every year regardless?
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#3063352 - 12/04/12 03:58 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: CATCHDAWG]
BackwoodsBoy
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Overcup oak, white oak, post oak

Edited by BackwoodsBoy (12/04/12 03:58 PM)
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#3064732 - 12/05/12 01:19 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Hollar Hunter]
treefarmer
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A good source for bare root seedlings is the Tennessee Dept. of Forestry nursery. They ship to your county for free and have a wildlife sampler of 100 for $75. http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/publications/forestry/seedlingcatalog.pdf
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#3075242 - 12/11/12 11:03 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: treefarmer]
Smo
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Thanks for posting the link for the trees
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#3075423 - 12/12/12 07:38 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Smo]
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I can't find the sampler you mentioned. That sounds perfect for my property.
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#3075641 - 12/12/12 10:26 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Carlos Viagra]
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 Originally Posted By: Carlos Viagra
I can't find the sampler you mentioned. That sounds perfect for my property.


First page, last row in hardwoods table.
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#3075661 - 12/12/12 10:41 AM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Diehard Hunter]
cdave89
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Can you mix and match with the sampler?
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#3076537 - 12/12/12 07:50 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: cdave89]
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sawtooths and chestnuts
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#3089410 - 12/20/12 09:47 PM Re: BEST Tennessee Oak? [Re: Football Hunter]
RiverRat213
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Cherry barks grow fast shumard have good mast whites are slow growers. We planted about 65k 7 years ago and the cherry barks are twice the size of the whites walnuts and shumards
We planted bald cypress in the low areas and ive been very surprised by their growth with our rainfall average being around 20"'s below normal this year here in hardin co.

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