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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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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