Jay Mullaky wrote:Hi Travis
Do you have any deer in your area? They might hoover up all your oaks
I am here in Ireland and we probably have different deer, the forest I got most of the acorns from is called Union wood and I have seen hundreds of little oaks sprouting under oak trees but return a few weeks later and they are gone
Thankfully we don't have many deer on my land, they will not go on land that has sheep.
Jay Mullaky wrote:Hiya everyone
I have been trying to create a forest on my land. The vast majority of trees are oak, red and sessile, there are also large numbers of crab apple/plumbs/damsen/bird cherry/wild cherry/flowering cherry/hawthorn. All these trees have been grown from seed collected locally. I also have approx 60 pear trees and 300 apple trees that I purchased in the last 2 years.
I have been planting approx 300-400 trees each year, taking them from a nursery section and planting them out onto farm land that is grazed by sheep.
Jean Dupont wrote:
You really remind me of that famous french short story « The_Man_Who_Planted_Trees »
It is quite impressive to see people planting oak forests. Great work for future generations.
Travis Johnson wrote:Sheep are hard on everything; yes trees, but also gates, fences, fence posts, barns, pens...how could a 180 pound animal be so destructive?
I once saw a ram bust its way through a barn with 1 inch thick boarded up walls.