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How to get forest harvested saplings ready for my yard?

Brandon Smith
9 years ago

I snagged a couple small saplings from a buddies property. They were collected from the shaded undergrowth of a dense stand full of mature (100+ year old trees). The larger sapling is a shag bark hickory and the smaller is a white oak. I tried to get as much of the roots as possible but the ground was hard and the only digging implements I could find were branches of earlier toppled Oaks.





This is how they have been kept until Saturday where my wife put them back into the three seasons room and the hickory is pretty dried up now, doesn't take much indirect sun to scald these guys after being ripped from the ground...


Im just looking for the process that will get me from forest harvest to where I can plant them in the full brunt nature offers in my yard.

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