Re: Let's talk Hybrid Oaks
Date: July 21, 2012 12:03PM
Sorry for the slow response Charlie. I haven't been up to my property where I planted the oaks until yesterday. Looks like their growth has slowed since the last time I posted. I noticed a few of them are showing a little yellowing in on their leaves. Could this be a PH problem or just high summer temperatures? We have gotten plenty of rain in the past month. Unfortunately one of my Schuettes Oaks died. It was probably due to vines growing on top of the seedling and pulling it down and starving of light. I've been so busy I couldn't get down to my place and cut back competition. The area I planted the seedling is also prone to flooding and we have received alot of rain the past few weeks, so maybe that could have something to do with it as well? I will be replacing with some Gobbler Sawtooth Oaks I have growing in pots this fall. Most of the seedlings seem to be doing well. I cut back competition with my machette and I imagine they are establishing their root systems. Looks like all but that one will survive. I haven't checked the PH of my soil. What is the best way to do that?