Tree and Shrub Planting for Better Habitat

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On this week/s episode of the Pennsylvania Woodsman, Mitch chats with Frank Brock from Morse Nursery.  Frank is an expert in utilizing their plant genetics to improve the quality of a hunting property.  There is a lot to unpack in this episode!  We discuss many of the tree species available at morse nursery, including the most popular: chestnuts, persimmons and pears.  We dive into real world scenarios for applying these to the landscape.  Frank has had the pleasure to work with landowners across the country, and is no stranger to Pennsylvania and the Northeast.

Mitch provides Frank with a few landscape scenarios common to PA landscapes including completely forested ridges to mixed agricultural properties.  From here, Frank shares  a few possibilities to lead us towards success.  This includes how to plant trees with high survival rates, how to shorten the window of time before trees produce, quality sites for planting species based on soil type and moisture, and most importantly, how to orient plantings for advantageous deer hunting.  This is another great episode to get you thinking about new plans for your property this spring season.  Be sure to check out the links below for Morse Nursery, and use the promo code Woodsman10 for a 10% discount on your purchase!

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