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Re: Butternut Seedlings
« Reply #80 on: September 30, 2011, 08:28:12 PM »
Nice butternuts.  I see that you have some apples, pears, peaches, and plums too  ;D.
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Re: Butternut Seedlings
« Reply #81 on: October 01, 2011, 05:00:33 AM »
Yes, I was hoping they would serve as scale for the nuts that were mature versus the early duds. ;D  Nice aspen veneered strawberry box to. ;)
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Re: Butternut Seedlings
« Reply #82 on: October 31, 2011, 02:11:11 PM »
Swamp Donkey, I have no idea how butternut would do down here (central Nebraska, I have clay, and sandy soils) but I would be interested in giving them a try if you'd be willing to sell a few.  I planted a short row of black walnut along a fenceline this fall, and a few peach pits, I also tried planting some apple and peach tree seedlings there a few years back but the ones that made it through the first years the best, the deer got a hold of last fall :-\.  Anyway, if you think they stand a chance down here I'd like to try it, I'd pay some and equal it with a donation to the FF, it's just a small corner of a field and I don't have much room to work with, just looking for a little diversity.

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Re: Butternut Seedlings
« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2011, 06:36:03 PM »
I wouldn't be able to move plant material through the border sandhills. Could try and send some nuts sometime. I'm all out of them for this year though. Wasn't a very good nut year here, but I planted some and gave a small bunch away to a couple forum members.
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Re: Butternut Seedlings
« Reply #84 on: October 31, 2011, 06:48:40 PM »


Just adding another butternut in here. ;D
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« Reply #85 on: October 31, 2011, 07:24:58 PM »
Which is which?   8)
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« Reply #86 on: October 31, 2011, 08:09:54 PM »
Just toss a coin. :)
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« Reply #87 on: October 31, 2011, 11:42:12 PM »
That's fine, I didn't make myself very clear, the nuts were what I was referring to, I figured seedlings wouldn't work across the border.  Next fall keep me in mind if you have a few extra, I'd be more than happy to buy them, don't know how this little experiment is going to turn out just yet, playing around more than anything else and trying to keep adding to it. Thanks

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« Reply #88 on: November 01, 2011, 04:09:40 AM »
That pretty much sums it up for my end to, just experimenting and playing. The moose have not bothered them yet, but I'm sure they'll rip up a few in time. ;D
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Re: Butternut Seedlings
« Reply #89 on: April 24, 2012, 07:56:47 AM »
Recently, I have been marking out a woodlot for some PCT work. I noticed a lot of old butternut were harvested, but left to lay on the ground and rot. One up side however, I have been finding a lot of butternut saplings. Many are from seed, some off stumps. When I walk bye on perimeter I tie ribbon on them. Most cutters have no clue whether it's ash, sumac or butternut. They call it all ash. If it's not maple, birch and softwoods they don't know it. On the way out there, there is an old abandoned house, and guess what is over growing the place, butternut. The squirrels must be having fun around there. I'll get a picture. ;D

Also I might mention I have been marking out a piece on public land, it also has butternut saplings. We worked on it a couple years back and I saved a lot of butternut trees on my work strips.
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« Reply #90 on: April 24, 2012, 05:00:12 PM »
From the public land I'm marking out, here are a few butternut. Yellow line pointing to each.







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« Reply #91 on: April 26, 2012, 01:11:03 PM »
Here's the old homestead of the family members that still live nearby. I'm thinning for some cousins of these folks. The old man that grew up there (their father) lived to be 93 I think. He passed away about 11 years ago. Anyway, you can see the house here with a bunch of butternut trees over taking it. Looking in the yard beyond the house there, I saw many old butternut trees and smaller ones. They can be seen from the road as one drives by. There is a small lake the house over looks, called Barret Lake.

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« Reply #92 on: August 04, 2014, 10:45:46 PM »
My uncle said today that a butternut tree I transplanted from the farm here to his place back in 1997 has produced nut(s) this year. He found one had dropped from the tree recently. I told him to save any he finds.  8)

I estimate the tree to be 20-23 years old.

So Jeff, if I make it with those seedlings next year, you have a stab at harvesting nuts in your senior years. ;)

Sunday I may go collecting nuts in the butternut grove.

Guess who it took to discover that the Butternuts had germinated I planted here at the cabin 2 years ago??  Swampdonkey himself! He's up here with me for a couple more days before he heads back home. I was thrilled to see that they had come up. 4 of the 6. It took this long for them to appear, as they were not there last year. :)

 

  

  

 
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Re: Butternut Seedlings
« Reply #93 on: August 04, 2014, 10:56:13 PM »
You did better than I did.  I planted about 25 or 30 and only have one to show for it...its several years old now and well over head high...I had several that came up, turned white and died...Tim
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« Reply #94 on: August 04, 2014, 11:08:27 PM »
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« Reply #95 on: August 05, 2014, 05:24:32 AM »
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« Reply #96 on: April 09, 2021, 01:11:03 PM »
I just transplanted one of their siblings this morning. The squirrels had buried a nut on the north side of my spruce grove behind the house. Seven feet tall I guess.

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« Reply #97 on: April 09, 2021, 09:19:34 PM »
I tried to grow some in the green house. Note the try word. I planted some in cups. I watered them a few times times. Than one day I went in and most was tipped over. I thought that was odd, I thought Brenda had knocked them over. Than I knew, squirrels!!!! Every cup was empty. I need to start them inside next time.
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« Reply #98 on: April 12, 2021, 04:37:29 PM »
Here's a butternut I transplanted today from some of my seeding projects. It's a bit over 7 feet tall. I planted it on a site where I tore down an old shed last fall.

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Nice typical butternut symmetry, and well balanced. I'll have my bucket waiting to collect butternuts in 25 years. ;D
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« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2021, 04:59:35 PM »
 @SwampDonkey you need to send me some of those seedlings so I can grow it and show the guy that tried to sell me cottonwood as butternut.  They may not survive the trip though.
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