Thursday, March 21, 2019

Cherrybark Oak

The brown truck of happiness dropped off two hundred Cherrybark Oak seedlings

This is what ten of them looked like. A 12" ruler included for size reference. These came from Ripley County Nursery and the price was fabulous. These were the 18"-to-24" size.

I planted mine on a hill and in a low area. I marked them with green tape.

Kubota took 25 of them over to the Captain. The Captain asked Kubota if he would plant them since the Captain was boiling sap.

Of course the Captain fed Kubota. Somehow I think Kubota got the better end of the deal.

Gratuitous picture of walnut shells and Sawtooth oak leaves.
A nice post on Cherrybark Oak HERE.

Side-by-side comparison between Cherrybark Oak (left) and Pin Oak (right) showing how Cherrybark is self-pruning and generates clean saw logs. Image from HERE.

I am going to sleep well tonight.


  1. I'm sure you will, that's WORK!

  2. Do you have no frost?

    It will be mid may before the ice is gone for sure here.

    1. There are still snow drifts.

      Yesterday when I was moving surveyor's flags the ground had frost in it where it was shaded by trees.

      Today, I ran into frost too thick to shovel through where there was a thick covering of blown leaves.

      The ridge shown in the third picture had no frost but many tree roots.

    2. Is it standard procedure to plant this earlier?

      Are you clipping that J hook??


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