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    my little pin oaks!!

    My 6 year old wanted to plant something - so dad had him plant acorns in several old pots of mine outside (about 8 of them). Anyway - I now have 3 of them growing and are about 5 - 6 inches tall!

    I am excited - I bought land that is almost barren (4 trees on 2.5 acres!) - what is the best way to take care of these little babies? Also, at my property line where ALL the trees are on the neighbor's property, I have some more oak "saplings" or "seedlings"? Some are about 10 inches tall while others are a good 2 feet! WOW! I want to transplant - what is good advice?

    I am in Louisiana (I believe zone 8 or 9?) - northern louisiana

    Angie
    There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~Minnie Aumonier

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    RE: my little pin oaks!!

    In another post you mentioned some trees you planted were "eaten". I would look into some kind of wire cage to protect them from this and protect them from getting mowed by mistake by clearly marking them. You might use a bamboo stick to help you find them. As for transplanting in zone 9, I wouldn't even attempt it until all the leaves have fallen from the tree. Dig up as much of a root ball as you can. I would aim for what might fit into a 3 gallon pot if it is 10 inches tall due to possibly having a long tap root. Tap roots can make transplanting very difficult in any tree and for anyone no matter their experience level.

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