Trees and Shrubs forum: Hickory Nut Saplings-need info

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Mar 24, 2014 7:21 PM CST
There are tons of hickory nut saplings in the forest behind our house. I have pulled up all the ones that are anywhere within 24" up to the fence. There still are so many. I am surprised the squirrels didn't get all the hickory nuts?! I wouldn't mind having a nice shady forest of hickory nut trees. I hear they are sturdier than oaks in the wind. We lost most of our large oaks in the drought (s). I hope at least afew of the saplings make it. The mother tree is only about 8 feet tall and I work hard to keep the vines off the little tree so it can grow. Does anyone have any information on hickory nut trees? I am behind on my backyard work and thinking about saving these trees should be the last of my worries. But I plan for the future. It would be nice to be reforested again. I look at photos of our backyard when we moved in 25 years ago. The forest was dense. We have lost so many trees back there!
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Name: Tom Cagle
SE-OH (Zone 6a)
Old, fat, and gardening in OH
Mar 27, 2014 9:05 AM CST
Space them 20 to 25 feet apart. Plant more than two. Very tap-root dominant. So its not easy to transplant them past seedling stage.

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