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Liner Production

Discussion in 'Nursery' started by Alex Moore, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. Alex Moore

    Alex Moore New Member

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    Trying to set up a new system to start producing our own liners. Started with some info on getting Princeton elms going from cuttings. Decided to also add some of our most popular oaks to that list too. Upon more research into the oaks in particular looks like cuttings are hard with them. Any body had any luck taking cuttings from oaks. Wanted to do Texas Red Oaks, Chinkapin, Bur Oak, and then the Princetons that I have not gotten to yet. If oaks are that difficult to take cuttings on does anyone have a good source for oak tree seeds (acorns) to start them there.

    Thanks

    For context I'm taking cuttings and dipping them in clonex rooting gel and then placing in rockwool cubes under full spectrum lights.
     
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    Oaks are pretty easy to start from acorns. I get a lot of sprouts just coming up from leaf piles. I think putting acorns in a bucket with some moist leaves in the fall would get them sprouted for spring and you could cover it with some wire mesh to keep out rodents.

    Get the acorns from good trees.

    Deer can be a problem as they will eat the sprouts in the spring, fence them.
     
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    Agree, throw red oak acorns on sandy soil in a pile, water and sprouts all over.
     

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