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Propagating Live oaks

Propagating Live oaks
Posted by Mark from 7 on 2001-03-20 15:41:44

I would like to know what the best way
would be to propogate native live oak
trees from the acorns produced from the
trees. In what manner do the acorns need
to be prepared (ie. dried, overwintered,
shelled, etc), and what is the proper
procedure for germinating (tempurature,
humidity, and germination period). What
is the proper way of planting a
germinated acorn kernel?
  • What I did
    Posted by Billy from Texas/9 on 2001-03-20 15:42:47

    Mark,

    I live in Crosby, TX which is 30 miles
    east of houston and gathered 6 live oak
    acorns from the mall parking lot
    in my area and direct planted them in
    stirofoam cups and potting soil Dec 16
    2000 and kept the soil damp and as of
    last week March 8 2001 all 6 acorns have
    sprouted. There is really nothing
    special to do except picking good
    acorns. I didn't float em' I just made
    sure that they did not have any cracks
    or holes.
    • Info source
      Posted by Jerry from st. louis on 2001-03-20 15:44:06

      Mark,

      I found a PDF pub at
      http://agweb.okstate.edu/pearl/forestry/
      general/f-5031.pdf

      This requires Acrobat Reader (installed
      or plug-in)

      http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/re
      adstep.html
      • thanks!
        Posted by Mark from 7 on 2001-03-20 15:44:57

        I was able to retrieve the extension
        bulletin. It had all the information I
        needed. Thank you for your help.
        Mark
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