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.
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.