Variety is the spice of wildlife. When planting food plots, savvy land managers understand that using seed blends is a better option than a monoculture. It provides a hedge against varying environmental conditions, such as late or early frosts, floods or droughts. Having several plant varieties also expands the window of attractiveness to wildlife.
The same philosophy applies to planting wildlife orchards. Also, you can save money because Chestnut Hill Outdoors offers combination tree packages at substantial discounts verses buying the trees individually. Furthermore, the species in their Combo Packages are selected to complement each other by providing a longer window of attractiveness than any single species would.
The Best Food Plot Tree Combo package includes 2 Dunstan Chestnut seedlings (18-36″ H Zones 5-9), 2 American Persimmon seedlings (18-36″ H Zones 5-9), 3 Southern Crabapples (18-36″ H Zones 6-8) and 3 Sawtooth Oaks (36+” H Zones 5-8). This package will provide soft mast from late summer through early fall, just about the time hard mast starts dropping, which will last well into late fall. Please read about each tree’s preferences of soil and conditions on our website.
Got wet soil? The Food Plot Trees for Wet Areas Combo includes 2 Swamp White Oaks (12-24″ H Zones 5-9), 2 American Persimmon seedlings (18-36″ H Zones 5-9), 2 Nuttall Oaks (12-24″ H Zones 6-8), 2 Willow Oaks (18-24″ H Zones 5-8), 2 Swamp Chestnut Oaks (18-36″ H Zones 6-9) and 2 Black Gums (12-24″ H Zones 4-9), providing a similarly long period of attractiveness to low lying areas and poorly drained soils.
The Fruit Tree and Dunstan Chestnut Combo includes 2 Dunstan Chestnut seedlings (18- 36″ H Zones 5-9), 3 American Persimmon seedlings (18-36″ H Zones 5-9), 2 Southern Crabapples (18-36″ H Zones 6-8) and 3 Everbearing Mulberries (8-12″ H Zones 6-10). Adding mulberries further expands the window of attractiveness so that deer and other wildlife are well conditioned and comfortable by the time fall rolls around. The late drop varieties of persimmons will typically continuing dropping into Thanksgiving, and sometimes into December.
The Fruit Tree Food Plot Combo includes 5 American Persimmon seedlings (18-36″ H Zones 5-9), 2 Southern Crabapples (12-24″ H Zones 6-8) and 5 Everbearing Mulberry (8- 12″ H Zones 6-10), varieties that will be attractive not only to deer but to a variety of other species like grouse and turkey.
Everyone knows that deer love acorns, but there can be a tremendous difference between oak varieties regarding the timing, volume and nutrition of the acorns they produce. That’s why, for the same reasons cited above, it’s better to plant several varieties. The Chestnut Hill Oak Tree Combo includes 2 Sawtooth Oaks (36″ H Zones 5- 8), 2 Willow Oaks (18-24″ H Zones 5-9), 2 Nuttall Oaks (12-24″ H Zones 6-8), 2 Swamp
Chestnut Oak (18-36″ H Zones 6-9), 2 White Oaks (8-12″ H Zones 4-8) and 2 Dwarf Chinquapin Oaks (8-12″ H Zones 5-9).
Each Tree Combo package creates diversity, which is a great way to increase the number and variety of wildlife on your property, and the amount of time they spend there. With these prices and varieties, you may want to get several.
Best Food Plot Tree Combo and Fruit & Dunstan Chestnut Tree Combo – Spring Ship 1- year-old dormant bareroot trees, 10 Trees for $99.95 plus $22.50 s/h. The total cost of $122.45
Food Plot Trees for Wet Areas Combo, Fruit Tree Food Plot Combo and Oak Tree Combo- Spring Ship 1-year-old dormant bareroot trees, 12 Trees for $79.95 plus $22.50 s/h. The total cost of $102.45
Also, did you know that deer only have lower incisor teeth, so they have to tear at plants they eat, leaving a ragged edge and/or inadvertently topping a young tree? This makes the grow tubes very beneficial for young trees’ first couple of years. Be sure to visit our website to check out our accessories, such as grow tubes, bamboo stakes and weed mats.
Chestnut Hill Outdoors is more than just a nursery. In order to ensure you receive the maximum benefit from their products, they also provide sound advice and instruction on proper selection, planting and care. For more on Chestnut Hill Outdoors products and how to care for them, visit ChestnutHillOutdoors.com, or call (855) 386-7826.
Chestnut Hill is the best place for you to purchase your food plot and deer attractant plants because they offer a large selection, their plants are specifically bred to attract deer, and they offer customers different sized plants at different levels of growth.
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