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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-02-2017, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Morse Hybrid Oaks

Anyone plant any of the hybrid oaks from Morse? How are they doing?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-04-2017, 08:49 PM
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Plante d about 100 8 years ago at our hunting camp in Tioga cxounty had about 60% success. the trees that survived are growing well, we have them in tubes. Our success would have been higher if the bear cubs would have left the tubes alone. They knocked down about a 12 tubes & either broke or up rooted them.
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It might have been deer knocking them down too.

Well, sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you, so the Dude must abide!
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Of the thousands of trees I've planted over the years, my Morse hybrid oaks have done the worst.


Pure hype in my opinion.

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Are they producing yet? At what age? Which varieties?
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Mine are 6-7 years old. None taller than 5 ft. 80% mortality. No producers yet.

We bought 4 different variety of hybrids but can't recall which ones.


In comparison, I have game commission chinese chestnut and sawtooth oak which are 6 years old and some are approaching 15-20 ft. We've had good Chestnut production the past 2 years.


Back when the QDMA forums were still going, many weren't very impressed with Morse products. You're experience may be different.
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That's not great news. I ordered 2 year old selects. Some are 4'+ already. Most are going to camp, but 2 will stay locally. They will get babied and a little extra attention. The goal is to harvest nuts eventually for new plantings.
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I planted 8 - 2 year old selects in 4' tubes two springs ago and they are barely above the tubes. I also planted 24 seedlings and a large percentage did not make it.
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