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Old 08-02-2005, 06:54 PM
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i spent every weekend last august cutting/thinning the osage orange, locust, and hackberry trees to allow more sunlight for the desirable trees and shrubs growing on our property.

after pushing the fallen debris into funneling rows for bowhunting, i roto tilled (very shallow depth) and broadcast ladino clover.

the deer really hammered the clover the last half of july, but the hot weather (high 90's) has taken its toll on patches of clover that are not shaded. these "burned" patches should be excellent places to plant sawtooth oaks next spring.


most of the ladino clover is partially shaded and doing pretty well.


the plum thickets lining the dry creek are loaded w/ fruit.

before planting trees and shrubs, we wanted to manage what we have. imo, the amount of fruit in our food plot has doubled since last year by thinning surrounding trees.


the persimmon tree limbs are beginning to droop.


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Old 08-03-2005, 06:00 AM
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Great Photos !

Too many people focus only on foodplots and overlook what is already there growing for deer. Your improvement of the natural vegetation will give the deer a great food source for years to come. I'm a big fan of persimmons and plums in a QDM program and it's a big plus that you already had them on your land.

Good post ... [img]smileys/smiley20.gif[/img]
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Old 08-03-2005, 11:16 AM
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That looks awesome Storm! You should have some healthy deer this fall. [img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]

Could any of you guy's give me some pointers on transplanting some persimmon trees? Maybe when to do it, and how to make sure you're getting good fruit bearing tree's. Thanks.

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Old 08-03-2005, 02:31 PM
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form what i have experienced they are hard to grow and I can't tell you how to make sure you have fruit bearing.I moved mine in the early spring and put in tree tubes.I think it would be better to have container grown trees that would root faster.mine did top die and according to the nursery this is common but I cut them off and they came back.
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