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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7675573
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I got the Squirrel tonight. It looks nice:

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I've been picking more white oak acorns. They are sprouting & I have a lot but am not sure how long they'll survive in the fridge after they sprout

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It's probably time to start planting this weekend!
My terrain is hilly & not the best soil.
I don't know how many are in a gallon..I bet 800. I'm up to about 1 1/3 gallons gathered in the past week. They're in the refrigerator.
This is my 1st time doing this. I've been trying to keep them just moist enough so they don't dry out.

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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7678845
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
let us know how you like it

I like it! I planted a lot of acorns this weekend. It was perfect weather- cool & raining.
I'm glad I bought the tool. I planted probably 625 but still have that many in the fridge. I feel bad I did't get them all planted, but I did well & got my excercise traversing a lot of uneven hilly terrain. Many are sprouting. I hope the sprout doesn't rot in the fridge. I have a busy week of work so am not sure what day I can plant next. The sprouts are < 1/4", which is good.

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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7678881
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White oaks around me grow well on poor soil (sand) as long as it is well drained. The whites tend to stay high and and red oaks grow in the lower stuff that holds water occasionally.

I'm going to have to get a few acorns around and grow a few. You have given me a little bit of inspiration.


Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7678919
09/25/22 06:08 PM
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Are you going to protect the seedlings next fall?
If not I fear the deer will get them all. They do very well around me finding white oak seedlings.

You can save yourself some time, float the acorns, discard the bad ones and plant the rest right away, no need to store in fridge or treat them for mold.
Letting them sit in the garage between floating and planting is OK. They can dry somewhat, it doesn't matter, they will germinate when planted as is their nature.

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sounds like it works good , the oaks that i bought were white swamp oaks , they can be in water for 3 months it said

Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7679762
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I might protect some of them from deer next year. I've read that deer browse more on red than white oaks, though they like white oak acorns better. I wonder at what point the acorns I planted will be far enough along where critters like squirrels won't dig them up.

I float tested every acorn I've picked up.
They are nearly done falling now on the tree I've been picking from. It might freeze tomorrow night, I wonder if that means it is time to stop gathering.

I haven't planted swamp white oaks but I've heard good things about them.

It's been a busy but positive experience.

Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7679904
09/27/22 04:15 AM
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i bought flagging from Menard's to put by the seedily, so far the ones in plastic cover [pipe] tubes have Growden three times as much as those with out tubes

Re: Acorn gathering [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7680532
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
..so far the ones in plastic cover [pipe] tubes have Growden three times as much as those with out tubes

Now that is interesting.

Re: Acorn gathering [Re: Trapper Dahlgren] #7681333
09/28/22 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Trapper Dahlgren
sounds like it works good
Yes it does. I used it again tonight. It sure seems to beat buying and planting seedlings. I've probably planted about 800 so far, w/ another ~400 to plant if I can get the acorns in the ground before the sprouts grow & rot in the refrigerator. It's kind of relaxing planting.

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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7684928
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I have about 200 left to plant. They are sprouting in the fridge faster than I'd like though. I planted a couple hundred Saturday but didn't have time to finish.

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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7685343
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I posted a pic of this tree a couple months back....some members thought it was white oak but the acorns look like burr oak to me. Whatcha think? [Linked Image]
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And these little ones are falling off the sawtooth oak. Are they the normal size?? [Linked Image]


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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7685605
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They don't look like bur oak acorns

Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7685906
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Picture of the leaf?

Re: Acorn gathering [Re: hippie] #7685909
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Originally Posted by hippie
I just picked a bunch of pin oak acorns up from one of my trees to grow. Its loaded this year!


I just picked a cup of Red Oak acorns falling from trees. When I floated them, almost all of them floated. 4 sunk to the bottom.

An egg is layed in the acorn when it is very small and on the tree. As the acorn grows, the grub continues to eat the seed. Thatís why they float.

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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7685920
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Oaks are a real slow growing tree.

Reminds of a cowboy comedy where they told this outlaw they were going to kill him and he could pick the type of execution.

He said, "I want to be hanged."

They said, "Done."

Then he pointed to a newly planted oak tree that was about 3 foot tall and said, "From that tree!" laugh


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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: Gary Benson] #7686025
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
I posted a pic of this tree a couple months back....some members thought it was white oak but the acorns look like burr oak to me. Whatcha think? [Linked Image]
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right now without further info I'm saying white oak.
When I was a youngun I learn that Burr Oaks have hairy nuts, something I'll never forget

Picture of hairy Burr Oak nuts. There is quite a variability on how Oaks may look depending upon area.

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I agree not Burr oak, but white oak family. The Burr oaks left in our area mostlly are very old as they survived the prairie fires a couple hundred years ago and more on the oak savanas we have and their bark if much, much thicker then the bark of the other oaks, which is why and how they survived the grass fires.

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The more I learn, the more I think I've never seen a bur oak nut. All white from what I see, including all of Nebraska.
These are in Arkansas.


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Re: Acorn gathering [Re: AJE] #7686308
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Picking the cap off a bur oak acorn can be quite a challenge.

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