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Posted: 9/16/2013 4:38 PM

Mast 


What is everyone seeing so far?  We have a bumper crop of walnuts in my little part of Marion County.  I have not had a chance to check on hickory or acorns yet.



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Posted: 9/16/2013 9:20 PM

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Fayette Co. Less walnuts than usual, hickory and beech is loaded, some acorns. Lots of apples.
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Posted: 9/17/2013 9:16 AM

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For Boone County on our farms it's all good. No late frost and plenty of rain this summer.

Our Apple Orchard is a bumper crop this year. The limbs are so loaded that some of them are breaking out of the trees. Judging by the piles on the ground the deer have been eating good. Normally I kind of take offense to them using the orchard as their buffet, but this year, it's apples everywhere. I even got pears.

The crab apples back on the hill are loaded too.

Persimmon trees look okay.

The butter nut & walnut trees are thick.
Beech & hickory are good. I assume accorns are good cause even in bad years we always got plenty.

I'm blessed that my grand dad nor his dad ever wanted their land timbered. As they put it, "Never needed the $$$$$ that bad to have someone destroy the forest" Plus, they planted good mast trees on the property. Result is oak trees that are 100+ years old. My idea of a good tree hugger.

A 4'-5' diameter Oak that's more than 100 years old is a beautiful sight to see. A nice Buck feeding under it for acorns makes it even prettier.
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Posted: 9/17/2013 9:35 AM

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Heavy acorns, hickory, here in the mountains of Preston. Soft mast is spotty. Deer are really hitting acorns now.
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Posted: 9/17/2013 7:04 PM

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White oak is heavy on the farm....not seeing many deer in the food plots.....an over mature forest is not healthy for wildlife.....you need regeneration or eventually your land will become sterile.
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Posted: 9/17/2013 10:05 PM

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I seen hickory nuts so big that it takes two squirrels to carry them.
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Posted: 9/17/2013 11:32 PM

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Hickory and Beech are thick.
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