Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pledge Getting Closer

OK gang, the pledge drive sponsored by Mast Tree Network to plant 20 oaks by December 31 is getting closer to its goal, but still needs more folks to make the leap and take the pledge over the top!

I know that regular readers of this blog plant a ton of oak trees.  It shouldn't be hard to make this happen. 

It can be this simple:  Plant some acorns this fall and protect it from animal damage over the winter, with wire mesh or with a plastic tree tube*.  Yes! Amazingly enough tall oaks from little acorns do grow.  It's amazing how easy it is to forget this simple fact.

If you're looking for a good source of seedlings to plant, here are some great ideas:
Oikos Tree Crops - great selection of hybrid and species oaks (among many other things)
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries - high quality (super charged!) hybrid oaks and others - mostly for the southeast but remarkably cold hardy.
St. Lawrence Nurseries - Founder Fred Ashworth was a pioneer in selecting & breeding oaks, and his bur oak selection (page 30 of the catalog) is the only I have seen that specifically mentions how sweet the acorns are for eating.

... so click on the link above for Mast Tree Network... go for the pledge, stay for the great information!

* Full disclosure:  I am in the business of selling tree tubes, so I have a vested interest in promoting them, but I sell them and promote them because I believe in them.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for all your help promoting the pledge! We're getting closer!