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#3736912 - 08/18/14 07:03 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: smstone22]
MickThompson
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I like allegheny chinkapins if you can find them. They hold their leaves and will stay small and shrubby. It's a smaller cousin of American chestnut, so you get mast production. Dogwoods are usually browsed by deer and produce a fruit used by turkeys. Plums are great if you can find them.
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#3737121 - 08/19/14 07:51 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: BlountArrow]
DaveB
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The hazelnut is an excellent choice. Everything eats the nuts and they are big producers in 7 years or less. Elderberry, if it'll make it through the winter, may be on your list. Lots of things eat the fruit.



I'd start by lining out the ones that cannot be included: Pawpaw & Buttonbush you need a wet area, Pecan, hickory & Persimmon are trees. Ninebark is out for sure, it is known to be poisonous.

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#3737152 - 08/19/14 10:33 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: DaveB]
Jarred525
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If this is a cost share, you can go back and try to get waivers to plant something different. The wildlife biologist has to approve it.
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#3737270 - 08/19/14 12:13 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: DaveB]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: DaveB
The hazelnut is an excellent choice. Everything eats the nuts and they are big producers in 7 years or less. Elderberry, if it'll make it through the winter, may be on your list. Lots of things eat the fruit.



I'd start by lining out the ones that cannot be included: Pawpaw & Buttonbush you need a wet area, Pecan, hickory & Persimmon are trees. Ninebark is out for sure, it is known to be poisonous.


Good stuff, thanks. I had no idea hazelnuts began producing that quickly.
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#3737272 - 08/19/14 12:15 PM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: Jarred525]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Jarred525
If this is a cost share, you can go back and try to get waivers to plant something different. The wildlife biologist has to approve it.


I'm actually waiting to hear back from my local biologist on what would be some other good options since he's actually set foot on our place a few times. I've already been given the green light on whatever he recommends basically regardless of whether it is on the "standard list".
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#3738170 - 08/20/14 11:31 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: BlountArrow]
DaveB
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Some hazelnut information right out of the Burpee Catalog:

"

Hazelnut, Collection
Fall favorites are delicious raw, roasted and ground.
Hazelnuts or American filberts yield small, edible egg-shaped nuts, around 1/2 inch long, enclosed in brown husks. Nuts mature and drop to the ground in late summer to early fall. Hazelnuts are relished by wildlife and are superb raw or roasted, or ground into a paste. The multi-stemmed tree or shrub is ornamental, with yellow catkins in spring, crisp green leaves in summer and vibrant red to yellow fall foliage. Harvest is often 2 to 3 years from planting. Plants are totally resistant to Eastern Filbert Blight. Includes two varieties for cross-pollination.

Zone: 5-8

Height: 6-12 feet

Spread: 6-8 feet


Best of luck with your plantings

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#3738175 - 08/20/14 11:42 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: BlountArrow]
Jarred525
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: Jarred525
If this is a cost share, you can go back and try to get waivers to plant something different. The wildlife biologist has to approve it.


I'm actually waiting to hear back from my local biologist on what would be some other good options since he's actually set foot on our place a few times. I've already been given the green light on whatever he recommends basically regardless of whether it is on the "standard list".


Not sure if he will do it, but I did get a waiver to use the hybrid chestnut. I really like this variety. Got it from the state of TN.

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#3738200 - 08/20/14 11:59 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: Jarred525]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: Jarred525
 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: Jarred525
If this is a cost share, you can go back and try to get waivers to plant something different. The wildlife biologist has to approve it.


I'm actually waiting to hear back from my local biologist on what would be some other good options since he's actually set foot on our place a few times. I've already been given the green light on whatever he recommends basically regardless of whether it is on the "standard list".


Not sure if he will do it, but I did get a waiver to use the hybrid chestnut. I really like this variety. Got it from the state of TN.


I planted about 100 hybrid chestnuts last year and almost all of them seem to be doing well. They were pretty large whips too. I got them from the state last year but I think the state is out of them this year (currently).
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#3740987 - Today at 10:30 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: BlountArrow]
Jarred525
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Yep, I got some of them as well last year. They were really good whips. I potted mine and only lost one or 2 out of 50. Going in the ground this winter \:\)
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#3740988 - Today at 10:31 AM Re: Opinions: If you could only plant (3) "shrubs"? [Re: Jarred525]
Jarred525
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Look at your plan and see if you can do 1/4 of fruit trees. I can in mine and I am currently planning my purchase for that.
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