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Old 09-21-2015, 07:52 AM   #101
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I am going to do the sawdust method today. Anyone have a clue where I would get saw dust?

Would something like this work? I get it for my horse stalls and once the pellets get wet they turn into saw dust.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:01 AM   #102
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:42 PM   #103
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Back up from 2015. Is anyone planting trees? I've a got dozens of acorns and persimmons seeds stratifying in the fridge. This will be my 1st year to try my luck at growing them from acorns. I had some luck with persimmons growing last year, but lost a lot in the late summer when I forget to water them enough. I also just ordered a dozen seedlings from Nativ nurseries to plant.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:01 PM   #104
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How did they know you were doing an inside grow operation? Electric bill high or something?
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:05 PM   #105
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How would you plant this Burr oak acorn? Shell off?
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:09 PM   #106
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Can anyone Id these acornsAttachment 685532
Looks like a red oak. The stripes are the tattle tell. The exact name escapes me.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:12 PM   #107
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Here are some pics of the tree, bark and a leaf to go with the acorns I posted earlier. Does this help identify?
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Standar Red Oak...might be a Shumard Oak
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:48 PM   #108
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How far South with white oaks grow? Is South Texas too hot for them? I understand they will need additional water, as rain fall down South is not enough. Just wondering if they would survive the heat of the summers.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:37 PM   #109
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Back up from 2015. Is anyone planting trees? I've a got dozens of acorns and persimmons seeds stratifying in the fridge. This will be my 1st year to try my luck at growing them from acorns. I had some luck with persimmons growing last year, but lost a lot in the late summer when I forget to water them enough. I also just ordered a dozen seedlings from Nativ nurseries to plant.
I have had very limited growing saplings that I have planted without a watering system. Persimmons grow really well. All planted by the Animals in their poop

But the burr oak saplings I dug up have done well on their own.
Live oak acorns have done well. As long as you are planning on long term.
I have a 20 year old live oak from an acorn that is as big as your waist.
My experience is in the sandy/clay soil of Leon county. Fertilized and limed with mulch around the bases.
Everything must be caged where the deer canít nip the limb tips. Bug And tall cages with small openings in the wire.
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Old 03-16-2018, 04:25 AM   #110
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Old 04-16-2018, 12:30 AM   #111
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How far South with white oaks grow? Is South Texas too hot for them? I understand they will need additional water, as rain fall down South is not enough. Just wondering if they would survive the heat of the summers.
Our soil is too alkaline. They require acidic soil. But you can find hybrids between white oaks and bur oaks for sale, and they can tolerate our alkaline soil. These often go by the name "Bebbs Oak"
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:22 AM   #112
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I've grown trees b4 but not those kind
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:22 PM   #113
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I do a lot of tree planting, but have been having more trouble with Post Oaks than I have with any of the other species I've grown before. Specifically, I've never had animals jump so many hurdles to eat any of the other species I've grown. Everything wants to kill them. Even mice and rats were going through and over the cages I put around them to stop the deer, hogs, and rabbits from eating them. Now I have to use mesh wire for the cages and even enclose the top. This is actually why I'm planting them though. Post Oaks and other species like Bigtooth Maple are suffering from extremely low recruitment of seedlings because they're getting eaten. Primarily by the deer, whose populations are arguably at an all time high.
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:41 PM   #114
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I started my acorns in flower trays on the back porch after leaving them in the refrigerator all winter.

Then transfer to small pots. Seems to be working pretty good at this point. Especially since removing the squirrel that was digging some up everyday. Red, bur and live oaks. Not sure how they will do through the summer, but hoping to have 50-75% survive to plant in the ground this winter.





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Old 05-16-2018, 01:52 PM   #115
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Question for the nerds... What type of Oaks to plant?
In Edwards Co.
I had the crew that put my septic dig (rock hammer) some tree holes (4'dia and 4'deep).
I figured i would bring in some quality soil and water everyday with a timer.
Should I plant 35 gallon trees?
What says ye?
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Old 05-16-2018, 01:58 PM   #116
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I planted Texas Ebony seeds from my lease about 4 years ago. They are about 2-3' tall now. I took a knife and put a small chip in the seed and soaked in water for 24 hours. Then planted.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:48 PM   #117
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I started my acorns in flower trays on the back porch after leaving them in the refrigerator all winter.

Then transfer to small pots. Seems to be working pretty good at this point. Especially since removing the squirrel that was digging some up everyday. Red, bur and live oaks. Not sure how they will do through the summer, but hoping to have 50-75% survive to plant in the ground this winter.





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I had 36 that looked just like those in black buckets last year. 1 squirrel ate all but 6 in one day. I shot him from the kitchen table. And the 6 survivor are doing well this spring. Hope to plant this fall (moisture permitting).
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Old 05-17-2018, 11:00 AM   #118
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:25 AM   #119
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Question for the nerds... What type of Oaks to plant?
In Edwards Co.
I had the crew that put my septic dig (rock hammer) some tree holes (4'dia and 4'deep).
I figured i would bring in some quality soil and water everyday with a timer.
Should I plant 35 gallon trees?
What says ye?
If you're going to have a reliable water source on a timer, and if you're going to fill a hole that big with good dirt, then you have a lot of options. If the primary purpose is attracting wildlife, then you might want to choose Chinquapins. If the purpose is aesthetics/shade near your house, then probably Burr Oaks. But again, many options.
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Old 07-05-2018, 09:04 AM   #120
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love this thread, have grown several from acorns.
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Old 07-12-2018, 03:29 PM   #121
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I am a plant nerd also. I am also a trained wetland delineator, professional wetland scientist so I must know most of my plant species. I will give you guys that like to plant trees some very useful information. The USDA plant database has every plant in North America, https://plants.sc.egov.usda.gov/java/

If you look up a plant species, say Quercus Alba (white oak), look at the "wetland status", you will see it is Facultative upland. That classification means it needs dry soil to grow. The different classification are below.

Obligate (100 % grows in wet soils only)
Facultative Wetland (75 % mostly wet soils)
Facultative (50 % wet and dry soils) (grows anywhere) (**** Chicken trees!)
Facultative upland (75 % in dry)
Upland (100 % dry soil)

You can determine where to plant a particular species on your property by the preference of their wetland tolerance. It is very accurate. Hope this helps you.
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