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How to Plant Your Deer Orchard
Included in this starter package:
Chinese Chestnuts – 3x
Not only do deer love Chinese chestnuts, but you will find them tasty as well. They can be eaten roasted, boiled, or sautéed. A prickly 2–3½” seed husk encloses 1-4 nuts and will yield a ripened nut crop from mid to late September all the way through October.
Overcup Oaks – 2x
The overcup is a favorite of the Wildtree team. It is a medium sized deciduous member of the white oak family. Its name is derived from its unique cork-like cap that covers the majority of the acorn. This cap plays a big role in the survival of the tree and also contributes to its wildlife value. The tree has adapted to survive in bottomlands that experience flooding regularly. The acorn cap serves as a flotation device, which allows the seeds to disperse to other areas and higher ground. This provides a food source in flood affected areas that might have little other food as a result of the high water. It has high mast value for deer, squirrels, rabbits and ducks. As a bonus, It is also a highly desirable landscape tree thanks to its straight trunk, symmetrical, upright growth habit and its unique bark.
American Persimmon – 4x
This tree is adaptable to a diverse array of habitats, from the baking hot, dry limestone “Hill Country” of central Texas to moist floodplain margins in central Florida, while also enduring the cold winters in the northern extent of its range from Iowa to southern New England. Over time it will produce shoots from the roots, forming a colony of trunks that provide valuable cover for wildlife. The orange fruit, which can range up to the size of a small plum, begin ripening in fall and are often retained on the tree after leaf drop well into December in southern latitudes.
Strawberry Bush – 3x
Strawberry bushes are very huge draws for deer. Planting strawberries on your property for deer is a great strategy. Get the best at Wildtree.