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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: South Central, PA
I like the Missouri dept of conservation, but their sale opened in december, so your choices will be a little limited.
Lastly, deer protection is an important piece of the puzzle. Budget for tubes/fence and stakes. We use a mix of tubes and wire fencing, with PVC stakes.[/QUOTE]
In line with R.Grizz's info above. I have good success with swamp white oak in wet moist ground. Had trees starting to bear nuts at 7 years of age. Acorns size of dimes and nickels. They bear every year once they start. Have a shallow root and a deep root system both. Very hardy but without tubing them survival success will be very minimal. In addition to those that was planted for me in the Cheaspeke conservation plan, I have bought them from the Missouri DNR.
Pear trees and plum trees have been doing good to, but still waiting for fruite production about 5 years in. Hawthorne does great too in wet ground and produce early. Have not seen where deer eat the little berries other than bucks like them for polishing up their antlers once out of the tubes.
Not much luck with crabapples in wet ground, they grow slowly for me in wet ground with very little fruit production.
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