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Old 03-21-2018, 11:43 AM   #1
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Anyone have any Burr Oak trees. I found a good deal on a few of them and was wondering if anyone would recommend. I am not wanting Live Oak.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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I would definitely recommend them. As long as you dont mind the large acorns, they are a very good tree.
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:47 AM   #3
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large acorn = improved golf swing. Great tree!
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Old 03-21-2018, 11:48 AM   #4
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Excellent pick! Except for a fall mowing and dodging the acorns.
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Old 03-21-2018, 12:20 PM   #5
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my dad planted a few. they are nice trees. just wish he had gotten some that were a little bigger. we might not see a true "tree" until we're 100 years old. haha. they are only about 7 feet tall right now.
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:46 PM   #6
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My dad loves them. He planted about 30 100 gallon ones about 4 years ago

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Old 03-21-2018, 01:49 PM   #7
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my dad planted a few. they are nice trees. just wish he had gotten some that were a little bigger. we might not see a true "tree" until we're 100 years old. haha. they are only about 7 feet tall right now.
They grow faster than live oaks. You may live to see a real "tree".
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:54 PM   #8
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I got one. Great looking tree with large leaves but it does sound like you're mowing in a gravel pit once the acorns fall. I throw em under my feeder. Deer look like they're eating a jawbreaker.

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Old 03-21-2018, 02:28 PM   #9
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Been trying to locate some as well.
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:42 PM   #10
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Great tree as said above almost Golf Ball sized acorns and they have very large leaves providing good shade.

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Old 03-21-2018, 02:49 PM   #11
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Our 2 took a real beating in the hurricane but seem like they're gonna make it. As said above, just beware of the big acorns. Pretty rough on your mower and you can turn your ankle on em walking in the dark to your truck. Guess how I know?
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:54 PM   #12
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Do the deer like those type of acorns?
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Old 03-21-2018, 02:56 PM   #13
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My boys have filled up 5 gallon buckets at house and dumped out at lease. All were gone next morning. Looked like deer and hogs had been there. Didn't have camera on em.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:05 PM   #14
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great tree, would highly recommend planting them to anybody interested in a quicker growing oak with good canopy cover.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:08 PM   #15
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Deer eat them, they are great trees. They eat the leaves also after they fall in autumn. If you have an area around water they will do well. If you fertilize them they will really grow.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:16 PM   #16
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I have one I planted many years ago. I love the large leaves and the very big acorns. The squirrels like them also and it makes great shade.
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the acorns are huge and deer love them
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:36 PM   #18
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10-4 on great trees. Gave a buddy a burr acorn since I had access to them and he didn't. Planted the seed about 5 years ago. It's about 7 feet tall now, but we should see it take off a bit from here on.
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Old 03-21-2018, 03:54 PM   #19
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Oh yeah, they love them. This buck always stood in the middle of them like he was standing guard.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:32 PM   #20
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Deer eat them, they are great trees. They eat the leaves also after they fall in autumn. If you have an area around water they will do well. If you fertilize them they will really grow.
Agree with others. Great tree and I'm getting 2-3' of growth a year. What is a simple fertilizer to add? I've been using nitrogen pellets down PVC pipes I had installed when planted. Is that best?
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:39 PM   #21
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I use houactinite around mine. Cover the ground about 3" thick under the entire canopy.
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Old 03-21-2018, 08:59 PM   #22
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I use houactinite around mine. Cover the ground about 3" thick under the entire canopy.
Google was my friend! Can I put that down my PVC pipes as well you think?
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:01 PM   #23
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Google was my friend! Can I put that down my PVC pipes as well you think?
You absolutely can. Not sure how deep your pipes are, I would worry about it washing through the root zone before its useable to the tree though.

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Old 03-21-2018, 09:16 PM   #24
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You absolutely can. Not sure how deep your pipes are, I would worry about it washing through the root zone before its useable to the tree though.

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Should be good. Thats the reason they were put in-for water and fertilizer. Thanks
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:50 PM   #25
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Burr Oak is a fantastic tree! It's the only Oak species with a Tap Root. It will grow in a variety of soil types and ph. You can find them at most retail nurseries and just about every wholesale tree farm. If anyone in the Fort Bend County area needs some, can get them a fairly good deal.
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