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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-04-2018, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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Ny Food plot

This story begins in 2012, I purchased a camp with 2 acres in Ny adjoining state forest. I was lucky enough to buy 2 wooded acres adjoining the camp in 2016 with the plans of turning it into a food/tree plot. I took a few pictures along the way and so did my trail cameras. I will start with this first picture I took as we where clearing the trees.
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-04-2018, 04:24 PM
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welcome to HPA, looks like a good sized area. keep us posted on your progress. what general area are you near in NY?
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Thanks Dennis, The area cleared is about 3/4 of an acre. I am in the southern zone.
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Sweet picture! Thanks for sharing.


You guys running Stihl saws? How much lime did that plot need ??


Looks like some pretty heavy timber in the pic....how close is the plot to any ag fields?


Looking forward to seeing more pictures!
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I hope you have a wood stove ,looks like you have a lot of fire wood laying around
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Clearing without machines is tough work. What are you planning on planting?

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I run a husqvarna 562xp and yes there is enough wood stacked around the cabin for year's n year's to come.
This plot was started in 2016, I had a soil test done. The ph was 5.1 phosphorus and potassium was about as low as you can get. We applied 1700 pounds of lime and 400 pounds of 18 18 18 fertilizer as a start for the first year. I knew this wasn't enough but lime and gold are about the same price in Ny. Through the summer of 2016 I used round up on all the regrowth coming off the fresh cut stumps this is a very important part dead roots break alot easier than live roots. August of 2016, We planted a variation of Paul knox's mix only thing being different is I substitute soybean for the peas. The work here was all completed by a chainsaw, four wheeler and a spring tooth harrow. The closest ag fields are about a mile away. I'll include a few pics here that I have from the fall of 2016. I wasn't expecting much and I am thankful that rye grain will grow anywhere.
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Looks like a great start! Interested in seeing the progress going forward. Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks ng270 and others for your comments and questions. Today it has been exactly 2 year to the day since the first tree was cut. This spring we added another 3,000 pounds of lime, 6 apple trees, 4 pear trees and a few chestnuts. Planted a small patch of chickory, durana, ladino and patriot clover at one end.
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sounds like a good plan and a good start. hope you have or plan on getting some trail cameras to see if any comes into your plot
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