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My boss is planning on putting in some oak trees in and was askin' what the best kind to plant is....?????

He's got a grove of gobbler sawtooth oaks towards the back of his place but wants something different to put up front...:shrug:

We're in NWA and Southern MO. Any suggestions?????????
 

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I have property in Benton and Craighead counties and both have acorn bearing oaks that I set out. The saw tooths produce the quickest but pin oaks and red oaks only take a few more years. If you can afford it, buy the largest trees that you can transplant. My four or five year old native oaks produced acorns at about 15 years old and the saw tooths at about twelve.
I watered and fertilized the trees, especially the first three years after I set them out. A good source for advice in your area is Steve Fryer, a retired tree farmer at Bentonville. I think his phone is out of Centerton. I like to see people plant oaks.
 

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I agree a good pin oak or water oak is always a good source not only for turkey but for deer as well and will produce in about 8-12 years and carry a lot of mass each. The ones I have are so heavy this year you almost cant walk on the ground under them without crushing 8-10 per step.
 

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For me, gotta look at the actual site the trees will be planted on to determine which oak will be best. Are there any trees growing close by already?

As others stated, pin oak is a VERY hardy tree and will tolerate many different sites of soils...grows fast and produces acorns fast too.
 

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For me, gotta look at the actual site the trees will be planted on to determine which oak will be best. Are there any trees growing close by already?

As others stated, pin oak is a VERY hardy tree and will tolerate many different sites of soils...grows fast and produces acorns fast too.
It's an old horse pasture so the site is open.....he is gonna plant white pines and (for what ever reason) some cedars.....
He ordered some chinquapins but someone told him they won't survive...?????
So he ordered some shumards yesterday.....without much imput from other sources on what to plant.....???????

So this thread was basically worthless for me to even post.....

Thanks for the imput.....
 

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It's an old horse pasture so the site is open.....he is gonna plant white pines and (for what ever reason) some cedars.....
He ordered some chinquapins but someone told him they won't survive...?????
So he ordered some shumards yesterday.....without much imput from other sources on what to plant.....???????

So this thread was basically worthless for me to even post.....

Thanks for the imput.....
Chinquapins will grow, most get the blight and die back to the roots....then send up new shoots to start the process all over again. Where they Allegheny Chinquapins I take it he ordered?

They still produce nuts and I get some given to me every year which are delicious. :up:
 
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