Tree rescue! Swamp Chestnut Oak, Green Ash, and Sycamore

acer(6b western NC)July 22, 2014

I was just at the Asheville (NC) Habitat For Humanity retail store, and they've got these trees out front. They're asking 2 for $5.00 but will be willing to bargain. The trees are in about 2 gallon pots and are about 5 feet tall, about 1 inch caliper. They just gave me an oak because I bought a table inside. Hope someone can give the rest a good home!
Quercus michauxii
Platanus occidentalis
Fraxinus pennsylvanica

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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

Aside from the ash, which is doomed from EAB at some point or another...why not?

Do they look decent or are they on their last leg?

Q. michauxii - one of my FAVORITE oaks. I have several seedings I sprouted this of them is apparently a mutant as it is nearly 3' tall and still growing, the others are all around 12" or so.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:47AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

2 gallon pot for a one inch trunk.. isnt much root mass for that sized tree ...

but at that price.. who cares ..

skip the ash ...


    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 12:10PM
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toronado3800 Zone 6 StLouis(6)

No ash. You will have a tree which needs a bath in poison every year to even stand a chance.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:38PM
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Great deal on that oak- 2 gallon pot for one inch trunk, Ken may say isn't much root mass for 1 inch trunk, but , my experience of big box store oaks is usually one gallon root mass for 5 ft and above tree. So I figure that tree Sw Ch Oak I hope does great with lots of irrigation.

    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 1:09AM
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