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Live Secret, Live Happy
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I have been trying to start a grove of Pecan trees on my new ranch in the western ozark mtns. Planted them from stratified nuts two years ago. First summer I had about a 85% germination rate.

When I have gotten back a checked on them from time to time I found the little surveyor flags pulled up and many of the trees missing. I grew up planting corn and soybeans, so I don't have a lot of experience growing pecans. I just figured they had gotten eaten by the wild life or something.

I was back there last week and found many of these trees are now about a foot tall and still leafed out. Close as I can figure, they were dropping their leaves during the dry part of the summer. Without there leaves a tiny pecan looks just like a stick. Since this year was wet, I can now find them. I think I will have to replace the little flags with metal fence posts.

The 60 or so trees I have remaining would feed a whole army of survivors when the mature and start producing in another 5-6 years.
 

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Thanks Bunny, I have acres of oak and hickory trees still coming up from the roots as well. I selected the biggest ones and brush hog the rest once a year. I don't think I will need to buy any firewood the rest of my life.
 
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