Planting Trees???

Discussion in 'Deer Management, Habitat & Conservation' started by oneshot 1, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Got 100 Cedars and Walnut Trees to plant.In the past I've always planted Trees water them good when I put the out.But once they were planted they were on their own.

    Think I should do that now with it being so dry,hope for the best?

    Or just heal them in some where,keep them water until it looks more promising for rain?

    :D The Big Grin would dig holes.
  2. kcraider21

    kcraider21 New Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Belton, MO
    It was so dry when we planted our pine trees last year they all died, so I probably shouldn't give you any advice on this subject.

  3. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    Please plant the walnuts 20ft apart... in 20yrs they will pay for your kids college and you will kill lots of tree rats under them... patience....
  4. Hayzer

    Hayzer New Member

    I'd hill them in and plant them ahead of a good rain this spring.
  5. Redonthehead

    Redonthehead Active Member

    May 2, 2005
    Unless it really powder dry where you are I would go ahead and plant them. The trees aren't really drawing on moisture right now but need just enough to prevent the roots from drying out. Surely we'll get some rain in March!

    rat - more like 40+ years on ideal ground. and keep trimming those lower branches off to produce veneer logs.
  6. JBMan

    JBMan New Member

    Nov 16, 2004
    well, is the ground moist? if so, go ahead and plant, i just got done w/ 250 different trees, what i did was fill a 5 gal bucket with water, put a bundle of trees in then went and planted them. the roots never dried out, and the soil was wet enough to keep the roots in good shape....

    if you cant plant, then go to the garden , hem them in, and keep them watered.

    good luck with your plantin
  7. Bowkil

    Bowkil New Member

    Aug 4, 2005
    Ozark Plateau
    last april i planted 50 black walnuts and 50 bald cypress. my pop brushhawgs my pond field one day and cuts them all up. i also planted pines in my front yard 70% surivived. had a 20 gallon tank and a hose to water them. had to use the tank for the foodplot too.