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Starting Catalpa Trees #7355053
09/13/21 09:19 PM
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Do catalpa seedlings transplant well or is it better to just start from seed?
Thanks.

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7355090
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They start better from seed, Fantastic Shade Tree but VERY Messy

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7355503
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Stunning in the spring when in flower! and the worms make killer panfish bait!


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Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7355529
09/14/21 02:06 PM
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I want some Catalpa trees just for the Catalpa worms. The Catalpa worms are definitely one of the best fish baits.

Keith

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7355546
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I have several Catalpa's I let grow just for that, but nary a worm in 43 yrs! Maybe I should be careful what I wish for.


Every kid needs a Dog and a Curmudgeon.

Remember Bowe Bergdahl, the traitor.

Beware! Jill Pudlewski, Ron Oates and Keven Begesse are liars and thiefs!
Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: BigBob] #7355547
09/14/21 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBob
I have several Catalpa's I let grow just for that, but nary a worm in 43 yrs! Maybe I should be careful what I wish for.


You can buy the different life stages of Catalpa worms to get started on your trees, live, online.

Keith

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: KeithC] #7355563
09/14/21 02:45 PM
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Just stick a green limb into the ground and walk away. probably a 70% survival rate. Did it for years. The bigger the limb, the quicker they grow.


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Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7355715
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thanks all. Yes, they make great bait-growers.

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7355719
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Catalpa is basically a weed tree. Itíll grow almost anywhere from any source. Larger specimens produce beautiful iridescent lumber.

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7355750
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I used to dig small catalpa trees from under established trees in the spring and transplant them at other locations. Most of them grew. It did take a few years for them to grow large enough to grow enough leaves to attract the the caterpillars of the catalpa sphinx moth (Ceratomia catalpa). for more information see- https://homeguides.sfgate.com/catalpa-pods-ripe-harvest-88085.html.


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Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: KeithC] #7356132
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Originally Posted by KeithC
Originally Posted by BigBob
I have several Catalpa's I let grow just for that, but nary a worm in 43 yrs! Maybe I should be careful what I wish for.


You can buy the different life stages of Catalpa worms to get started on your trees, live, online.

Keith


I'm like BigBob. My last catalpa worms left 20 years ago. I could only find pupa worms on Ebay. I have the trees just no worms. Great bait.

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: Preacherman Les] #7356177
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My neighbors had one cut down in their yard over a decade ago...after they got sick of cleaning up the mess it made. They cut, spray, hack and burn, but it keeps coming back. If nothing else, they're tough

Re: Starting Catalpa Trees [Re: PAlltheway] #7356219
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It makes great stretcher boards. Got a buddy that has a whole bunch of them. A guy I worked with had his fish boxes that he kept fish in he caught in the river made from Catalpa. Said it wouldnít rot like other wood, donít know if thatís true, but he had some that heíd had a long time.

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