Cedars to newly planted oaks

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    Hardwood11 Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking about taking out a some cedars (maybe a half acre-1 acre) and planting a mix of oaks; bur oak, swamp white oak, red oak, swamp bur oak hybrids. Cage and tube each for survival. This is Loess Hills soils so I am guessing that it will work? Any past experience or advice?
     
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    Should work great.
    I would plant a ways away from the cedars you want to keep so there is no competition. Also find out what soil type you have (Monona, ect...) Some oaks do better in certain soils.
    Good luck
     
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    Good advice. ^^ I would add too that if your oaks are too close to your cedars and you run a fire through that area and catch some of your cedars on fire...you may also get some oaks in the process. Normally, oaks are pretty fire resistant when the fire is only quickly hitting the outer bark near ground level. But if you catch the branches on fire...oaks may not survive that.
     
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    Is shingle oak still considered invasive? Anyone that sells the trees?
     
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    I suggested going through the Iowa State Forestry Nursery for your trees. If you need to rent a 3 point tree planter let me know!
     
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    I've had poor luck with pin oaks in the Hills. Good luck with whites, reds, chinkapin, concordia, and sawtooth. I think you'll have great luck doing what you're planning!
     
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    Where do you get the Sawtooth?
     
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    Goatman on here has acrons (which reminds me I owe you $ yet goatman!) :) The MO DOC has a wider range of selection than the IA nursery if you're looking for oaks. Keep me in mind if you need to split an order ever, I'm always up for planting some if you can't fill a full order!
     
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    I need to plant some Chinkapin and Dwarf Chinkapin Oaks as well...eventually.
     

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