The Brushpile

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    Brushpile Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Ozark Chinkapin is a rarity, due to chestnut blight, and it being grown as a novelty. Ozark Chinkapin produces a small chestnut, and should not to be confused with Chinkapin Oak that produces an acorn. My source is not commercial, and Ozark Chinkapin is very soil/site specific.

    A better tree for deer is Chinese Chestnut, that is not known to blight, or the Allegheny Chinkapin, that has some blight resistance.

    My source is maybe the foremost authority on Ozark Chinkapin and he specified to me that it does not survive outside it's normal range within the Ozarks.

    http://npj.uwpress.org/content/16/2/117.refs
     
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    Funny enough, I found that paper last night before seeing your post. It was buried deep in a google search. I dug it up and skimmed it just now. A good paper. I was surprised that they showed OZC was easy to graft. That is a big plus. I had heard different.

    Still not sure why it would not grow anywhere conditions are good for it. Also, OCF claims it was potentially distributed across the southeast.

    I have Chinkapin Oak and know the difference.

    Are you working with the OCF?
     
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    My guess would be possibly it doesn't have the cold tolerance? Though I would think any sandy well drained area would be worth a shot if they ever get enough material to experiment with.
     
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    Unfortunately my source is confidential, but if you have Chinese Chestnut and want to try grafting, I might be able to send a couple scions in a year or two. While many trees can be grown outside their range, my source assured me that Ozark Chinkapin can not, and my source is professional.

    A much better tree for deer is Chinese Chestnut or Allegheny Chinkapin.
     
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    Ozark Chinkapin has a very small native range and doesn't grow outside that range, even in warm climates.

    I have Allegheny Chinkapin that are 20 foot trees and are producing a ton of burs that would have nuts if it rains. Unfortunately, drought will probably prevent nuts from forming again this year.
     
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    The year started out great, with abundant rain, but it hasn't rained in almost a month and trees are near death. The heat index is 107-112! So no apples again and maybe no nuts! This is a pool with no out flow in what was once a river.

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    After a wet Spring, the water is gone and there is extreme heat warnings daily, with no rain in the forecast.

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    The lowest I've ever seen the river.
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    Dang it brush, I'd hoped you were going to finally have a decent year rainwise.

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    Elderberry.
    This Elderberry was planted through black plastic last year, and the plastic was removed this Spring to allow the Elderberry to sucker. This is a fertile site that is irrigated. The berries will be harvested and used for making jam and juice. Elderberry grows readily from hardwood cuttings.
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    It started out good, but now it's like living on the moon!
     
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    Our heat index is about 78 here in the afternoons. showers coming through every afternoon lately.

    That is one heck of a clump of elderberries.

    G
     
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    I planted those Elderberries in my old garden, and I keep them watered. All of the berries will be harvested.
     
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    Another day another heat advisory and only .37 of an inch of rain with no rain in the forecast! The Brushpile is dying, there will be no chestnuts or fruit, and big trees will die.

    I'm going fishing on the St Croix River between WI and MN. My river has stopped flowing!

    https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/USMO0703:1:US
     
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    I am sorry the Brushpile is moon dry again. I had looked forward to you have apples.

    I hope your tracking crew is doing well. Good luck on your fishing trip.

    Wayne
     
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    I feel for you man. Hate it when famine follows the feast, and you really did not have an overload of feast
     
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    Thanks Wayne, I have a fishing trip with a good friend, followed by serious training for tracking season, with my pup from Austria due in August, so I'm still having fun, even if drought has ruined yet another year.

    Breeze just came in season for the first time, but won't be bred until maybe her next cycle. Lots still going on.
     
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    It's to the point when this weather has become the norm, but that means the landscape will change. If I was growing tomatoes on a dock the lake would dry up and the tomatoes would all die!
     
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    Maybe it pays to complain? No chance of rain gave way to a good life giving storm this morning!. :)
     

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