Planting Trees

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Re: Planting Trees

Postby DBogie59 » Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:21 pm

Check out the maturation of trees on a website. Oak trees can take 20 years to get acorns. In 5 years you can be getting persimmons and apple trees consistently producing. Oaks are good for the longterm but fruit trees produce sooner.

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Re: Planting Trees

Postby kellory » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:30 am

milkie62 wrote:How do you plant acorns in pots ? How long before they germinate ? What is the initial growth rate ?

First, do a float test. If an accorn is soaks in water for 24 hours, and still floats it is dead, Those that sink have a chance of sprouting. Accorns have to be planted 1/2 in the ground and on thier side to sprout as well. Very, very few survive the squirrels, turkeys, and the deer if left unprotected. Red Oaks have a natural timing device and require 1000 hours of 40 degrees, this means they will not sprout until after winter (spring) White Oaks will sprout shortly after hitting the ground. My trees are between 12 and 18 inches now, and just got planted on my hunting property yesterday. Each one has a heavy duty tomato cage around it wrapped in chicken wire, to protect them until they are larger. They were planted in groups of 4-6 at several locations around the property. Other than an occational watering if we hit a dry patch, or perhaps adding fertilizer, it is now up to Mother Nature. White Oaks will hopefully start in pots this fall, for later planting as well. And yes, my back is quite tired. :)Edit: Mikie62, these trees are now 1 year olds.
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Re: Planting Trees

Postby Rickey » Mon Oct 05, 2015 10:14 pm

milkie62 wrote:How do you plant acorns in pots ? How long before they germinate ? What is the initial growth rate ?

This video may help you milkie62.

Let me know if it works for you. I have tried it but may be due to some or the other reason it was not properly grown.

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Re: Planting Trees

Postby rthomas4 » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:39 am

I have some chestnuts in the fridge right now that according to the internet have to be kept at around 40 degrees until Feb. before putting in pots with peat moss to germinate.........they also have to be planted sideways, and once they take root and the seedling reaches about 12 to 18 inches the nut must be removed from the roots before setting out.

I'm also going to plant several varieties of persimmons so I'll have some with different maturity times in order to maximize their productivity.
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