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Old 11-07-2018, 07:03 PM   #1
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I'd like to know from those that have experience planting bare root trees where they order from. I don't mind paying for quality, and would like to get them as tall as possible. Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:19 PM   #2
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What species?


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Old 11-07-2018, 07:47 PM   #3
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Chinkapin, bur, shumard, Monterrey, and sawtooth oaks. Native persimmon and Mexican plum.
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Old 11-07-2018, 08:26 PM   #4
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In for answers
Iíd like some white oaks


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Old 11-07-2018, 09:46 PM   #5
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You might check out L.E. Cooke or Bob Wells Nursery


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Old 11-07-2018, 09:55 PM   #6
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Iíve gotten them from both the Oklahoma State Nursery and the Missouri State Nursery. They have websites where you can see what they have. Both were very inexpensive and both had healthy trees.
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:10 PM   #7
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Ttt
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:16 PM   #8
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I also think the parks and wildlife has an arboriculture division


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Old 11-07-2018, 10:31 PM   #9
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Mossy Oak Nativ Nursery
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:57 AM   #10
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West Texas native nurseries. Not sure if they have the species you mentioned but they have a lot of native trees
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:28 AM   #11
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I've heard good things about starkbros.com. But haven't ordered through them yet. I always end up going somewhere local when the time comes.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:16 PM   #12
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Arborgen
Pricey but the quality is there
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:09 AM   #13
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I second mossy oak nativ nurseries.
I have oaks in their fifth leaf that are 13 foot tall. Started as 12Ē seedlings.
Iíve ordered six different times from them. Go to their website and read up on the way they grow the seedlings. They also have a lot of cool videos.
Itís called the ďrapid mast systemĒ the seedlings get shipped with the rootball and soil still in the shape of the container.

The root ball on some of those seedlings is impressive. Can compare it to a large hair ball. All those hair roots can suck up more water and nutrients than any other bare root tree Iíve planted.
Only trees Iíve gotten from them that didnít grow and died were the wild plums.

Otherwise, Iíve gotten shumard, live, bur, chinkapin, ďlate drop liveĒ, and persimmon, and all are doing great.

Lastly, avoid Arbor Day foundation trees. Love what they do and stand for, but their bare root trees are poor in quality. A main root with a few hairs on it.
Good luck.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:15 AM   #14
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I second mossy oak nativ nurseries.
I have oaks in their fifth leaf that are 13 foot tall. Started as 12Ē seedlings.
Iíve ordered six different times from them. Go to their website and read up on the way they grow the seedlings. They also have a lot of cool videos.
Itís called the ďrapid mast systemĒ the seedlings get shipped with the rootball and soil still in the shape of the container.

The root ball on some of those seedlings is impressive. Can compare it to a large hair ball. All those hair roots can suck up more water and nutrients than any other bare root tree Iíve planted.
Only trees Iíve gotten from them that didnít grow and died were the wild plums.

Otherwise, Iíve gotten shumard, live, bur, chinkapin, ďlate drop liveĒ, and persimmon, and all are doing great.

Lastly, avoid Arbor Day foundation trees. Love what they do and stand for, but their bare root trees are poor in quality. A main root with a few hairs on it.
Good luck.
What kind are you making reference to that are 13í already. Now thatís impressive in 5 seasons.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:34 AM   #15
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Where are you......we can give you all kind of advice but that advice might be 400 miles from you...
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:44 AM   #16
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Tps7742,

I have three chinkapin oaks that are around that tall. Ordered from nativ nurseries in fall of 2013, planted over winter.
I did fail to mention they are planted in a nutrient rich creek bottom.
The other trees, shumards, live, and burs range from 6-10í
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:23 AM   #17
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I order from The Wildlife Group and have excellent survival rate. In the last 4 years I've ordered over 20 trees, apple, plum, pear, chestnut, and I've lost 3 trees.
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Old 11-09-2018, 08:37 PM   #18
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Tps7742,

I have three chinkapin oaks that are around that tall. Ordered from nativ nurseries in fall of 2013, planted over winter.
I did fail to mention they are planted in a nutrient rich creek bottom.
The other trees, shumards, live, and burs range from 6-10í
Thanks
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Old 11-09-2018, 10:01 PM   #19
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Are y'all having a pretty good survival rate with these?
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