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#12268498 - 09/13/17 Saw Tooth Acorns  
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I have a Saw-tooth Oak (Asian Oak) in my front yard that produces lots of acorns. I picked up a bunch today and got to thinking.... maybe someone else would like to give them a try. There are lots of things I dont know about the tree, except they are a fast growing oak, make a good shade tree, and from what I've read, the deer like the acorns. They do drop the acorns early. There is lots of information about them, so read and decide whether you might like to try them or not.

I'm not trying to sell the acorns. I'm not sure if anyone is interested or not, but if you want some acorns to try growing some trees, I'll sent some your way. I dont know how many will fit in a small postal box (they are large acorns), but I figure 25-30 at least (that's just a guess).

If your interested, PM me with your address, and I'll get some headed your way.


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#12268564 - 09/13/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Very Generous offer there..........

These are excellent wildlife habitat trees. We planted a bunch in tree tubes on our property in Norhten Michigan. Watered them, weed mats, fertilizer tablets, the works.......None made it past a couple of years; suffered severe die back from the cold climate.

In warmer climes, they do much better!


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#12271630 - 09/15/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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We have several hundred on our property in Louisiana. Planted in 1998. They started producing acorns at 5 or 6 years old. Now they produce heavy acorn crops most years. The deer and squirrels like them but all the acorns all fall off in September and the feral hogs move in and wipe them out.

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oldman03 i am intersted in growing some. acorns are easy to sprout . will be happy to pay posteg i d o not no what pm means?

#12272762 - 09/15/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Those acorns are similar in appearance to Bur Oak acorns. Only not as big.

I'd love to have some Bur Oaks, and planted some acorns here a couple years ago with no results. They were gathered acorns, and may not have been prime..


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#12272905 - 09/15/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: 44mc]  
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Originally Posted by 44mc
oldman03 i am intersted in growing some. acorns are easy to sprout . will be happy to pay posteg i d o not no what pm means?



Click on the flashy thing, i sent you a pm (private message)


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#12272911 - 09/15/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: rockinbbar]  
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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Those acorns are similar in appearance to Bur Oak acorns. Only not as big.

I'd love to have some Bur Oaks, and planted some acorns here a couple years ago with no results. They were gathered acorns, and may not have been prime..


I'm not sure that I know what a Bur oak is... we have overcups, but they grow right next to the water, so I dont figure that is what you are talking about. Are the bur oak acorns larger than the saw tooth? The overcup acorns are almost if not as large as the sawtooth and deer love them.


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#12273672 - 09/16/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Randy, Bur oak acorns are about the size of a golf ball.

Other than the size, they look like a saw tooth acorn with the spiny cap.

As a side not, I'm absolutely sick of post oaks after the hurricane. They just don't live very long, nor do they have a solid root base. I have hundreds of them down at the ranch here. frown


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#12274488 - 09/16/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Barry, how is the lumber sawn from post oak?


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#12274875 - 09/16/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: wabigoon]  
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Barry, how is the lumber sawn from post oak?



Nobody down here does that I'm aware of, Richard.

Poor wood, generally. Pretty decent for firewood, but that's about it.

There's a few sawmills that take big mesquite and make some nice furniture wood from it.


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#12274928 - 09/16/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Barry, looking the wood up, it appears to be worth using. White oak, it should stand up to weather.


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#12275105 - 09/16/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Post oak was used for posts in my area up until about the 1960's. Made good posts but were lots of work to get. some split good but a lot of it was hard to split. Would last 20-25 years here and the only rot would be right at the surface of the ground. some people would swap ends with them and get another 20-25 years. Creosote posts and metal posts mainly did away with them here, as there was not as much work. miles


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#12275115 - 09/16/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Miles, could you drive a staple into a cured oak post? The oak posts I have worked with were hard indeed.


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#12275731 - 09/17/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Hard to do, but doable. Most folks used nails and then bent them. Easier to drive. On hard posts, you tap them in instead of hitting them hard. miles


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#12275847 - 09/17/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Miles, how far are you from the old Dierks forests where they cut the posts for the Dierks creosote posts that are still a better post than I can buy today?

And, does that cake mean you have a birthday today? If so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!


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#12275919 - 09/17/17 Re: Saw Tooth Acorns [Re: Oldman03]  
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Yes, today is indeed my Birthday. I turn 70 today. I am a long ways from Dierks forests as they are in West Arkansas and I am in the Eastern part of the state. miles


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Happy 70th!


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