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#3569781 - 01/31/14 02:09 PM Oaks - What types would you plant?
BlountArrow
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If you could only plant (2) or (3) varieties of Oaks on your place what would it be. I'm going to buy a couple hundred and am trying to decide what I'll plant. Unfortunately most of the area they will be planted in is void of oaks completely and any good mast for deer. So, what (2) or (3) varieties would you choose? It seems like the buzz is all around Sawtooths these days but what else; what say you experts?
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#3569896 - 01/31/14 03:31 PM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: BlountArrow]
diamond hunter
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Dwarf chinkapin and chestnuts
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#3569939 - 01/31/14 04:00 PM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: diamond hunter]
Football Hunter
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Dunstan Chestnut and sawtooth.If you wanna see any mast in a reasonable amount of time.
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#3585470 - 02/12/14 08:26 PM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: Football Hunter]
Florida Cracker 971
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Dunstan Chestnut & Sawtooth Oak x2.
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#3585640 - 02/12/14 10:44 PM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: Florida Cracker 971]
Hunter 257W
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In an attempt to insure success by having a large variety of oaks, I planted the following varieties about 3 years ago:

Sawtooth
Dwarf Chinkapin
Bur
White
Swamp White
Shumard

I think it's best to have a variety for the same reason that a multiple plant mix makes a better food plot than a single planting. With different varieties you get a more consistent and longer crop of acorns each year compared to just one variety.

Obviously the 3 years since I planted my trees is too early for any of them to produce but they are looking promising.

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#3585641 - 02/12/14 10:45 PM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: Hunter 257W]
Hunter 257W
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I wish I had included some Chestnuts but I did not.
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#3585717 - 02/13/14 05:59 AM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: Hunter 257W]
BlountArrow
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Yeah I ended up getting (100) Sawtooth, (100) Chinkapins, (100) Swamp Chestnut Oaks. I also purchased (100) American Plum, (100) Southern Crab Apple, & (100) "Hybrid" Chestnuts. BUT, get this...the forester guy for the state that I talked to in Delano said these "Hybrid" chestnuts are actually Dunstans! I was shocked and honestly didn't believe him at first but he said the trees were grown from Dunstan seeds however he cannot advertise them as such due to Dunstan being a trademarked name.
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#3586158 - 02/13/14 11:48 AM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: Hunter 257W]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Hunter 257W
I wish I had included some Chestnuts but I did not.


The state still has some.
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#3586191 - 02/13/14 12:22 PM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: BlountArrow]
Crosshairy
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A tree biology question regarding diversification...

if some sort of blight/pestilence hits your area, do different strains of oaks typically respond differently?

Worded differently, does varying the type of OAKS improve your odds of resisting disease/attack, or would you have to actually vary the genus of tree to have any real protection (planting oaks and apples, as a random example)?
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#3587493 - 02/14/14 02:12 PM Re: Oaks - What types would you plant? [Re: BlountArrow]
Hollar Hunter
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
Yeah I ended up getting (100) Sawtooth, (100) Chinkapins, (100) Swamp Chestnut Oaks. I also purchased (100) American Plum, (100) Southern Crab Apple, & (100) "Hybrid" Chestnuts. BUT, get this...the forester guy for the state that I talked to in Delano said these "Hybrid" chestnuts are actually Dunstans! I was shocked and honestly didn't believe him at first but he said the trees were grown from Dunstan seeds however he cannot advertise them as such due to Dunstan being a trademarked name.



I was told the same about them being crossed with Dunstans. I got a 100 of them last year and I would say maybe 25% survived and of those lots had the tops die but the under branches are still surviving. I have also planted and grown Dunstans for 3 years now and I can tell you there very different. My dunstans all survived and are 10 feet tall. They even produced a few nuts last fall. I wish they were the same because there's a huge price difference in the two...
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