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Deer Orchard™ Starter Pack | Zone 4

$816.00

Shumard Oak Trees × 2

An old reliable member of the red oak group that produces reliable mast, it also grows and matures rather fast compared with most other oaks. Tolerant of a variety of soil conditions as long as it doesn’t stay wet too long, it is a great choice for deer and turkey plots. Full sun to part-day sun suit it well, though brightest conditions will result in heavier acorn crops.

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Northern Red Oak Trees × 2

As its common name implies, it is the northernmost eastern oak in the United States. It is a medium to large round canopied tree that prefers well drained, acidic loamy sands. It is found natively in upland mesic forests and thrives in coves, ravines and gentle to moderate slopes.. It is a fast growing, deciduous oak that provides reddish brown to bright red fall color. It is a favorite nesting destination for many species of birds and small mammals and is a dependable source of cover and mast for many game mammals, including whitetail deer. Its acorns are 3/4" to 1" and have a large flat cap that covers a quarter of the nut. Because of its value as a source of quality lumber, its wildlife value is often under appreciated.

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American Persimmon Trees × 2

A wide-ranging tree that 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. Note that this species has separate male and female plants, so to ensure fruit production multiple plants of our unsexed saplings should be sited near each other to increase the chances that both sexes will be present.

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Kieffer Pear Trees × 2

Of hybrid origin, Kieffer Pear has harder fruits than Bartlett but the deer happily consume them with no problem. This selection is more resistant to fire blight and therefore a better choice over the earlier- fruiting Bartlett Pear in areas that experience warm, wet spring weather, especially in humid areas along the gulf coast where the disease can be an issue. Self-fertile but enjoy an even more reliable pollination/fruit set by planting another pear selection nearby, such as the later-fruiting Dr. Deer Pear that we offer for an extended season of sweet deer treats.

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Honey Locust Trees × 2

Honey locust is a medium sized, fast growing deciduous tree that has tremendous wildlife value. It performs extremely well in a large range of soil and site conditions, making it a favorite of the Wildtree team. It is cold hardy to Zone 3, but can tolerate extreme summer temperatures from east Texas to Florida. It requires full sun and grows well in most any soil condition. It is well known for its sharp thorns that provide excellent cover for wildlife and protection from predators. It flowers in the late spring and produces long spiraled seed pods in the late summer. The pods contain a honey like sweet pulp that is an absolute favorite of white-tailed deer, quail, squirrels, rabbits and raccoons. We highly recommend these along edges of wildlife sanctuaries.

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Dr. Deer Pear × 2

A very special selection that will be of great interest for wildlife food plots due to its later-than-typical fruiting. Discovered and trialed by Dr. James Kroll (aka “Dr. Deer”) from Stephen F. Austin State University it is invaluable for providing late fall fruit when little else is available. Large clusters of small fruit characterize this selection. Self-fertile but increased fruit set is likely with the presence of another pear cultivar nearby, and can be combined with our other earlier-fruiting selections to have a long season of fruit availability.

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Save $96 when you order this Deer Orchard Starter Pack, perfect for attracting deer to your land in Zone 4.

How to Plant Your Deer Orchard

Included in this starter package:

Dr. Deer Pear – 2x
This is a very special selection that will be of great interest for wildlife food plots due to its later-than-typical fruiting. Discovered and trialed by Dr. James Kroll (aka “Dr. Deer”) from Stephen F. Austin State University, it is invaluable for providing late fall fruit when little else is available. Large clusters of small fruit characterize this selection. It’s self-fertile, but an increased fruit set is likely with the presence of another pear cultivar nearby. It can be combined with our other earlier-fruiting selections to have a long season of fruit availability.

Kieffer Pear – 2x
Of hybrid origin, Kieffer Pear has harder fruits than Bartlett, but the deer happily consume them with no problem. This selection is more resistant to fire blight and therefore a better choice over the earlier- fruiting Bartlett Pear in areas that experience warm, wet spring weather, especially in humid areas along the gulf coast where the disease can be an issue. Self-fertile but enjoy an even more reliable pollination/fruit set by planting another pear selection nearby, such as the later-fruiting Dr. Deer Pear that we offer for an extended season of sweet deer treats.

Shumard Oak – 2x
Buy and put Shumard Oak Trees on your land to attract deer; they love oak trees, and the cover and feed provided.

Northern Red Oak – 2x
Getting a Northern Red Oak is a great idea if your plan is to attract and keep deer on your land. Wildtree.co sells Oak Trees to plant.

Honey Locust – 2x
Honey Locust is a medium-sized, fast-growing deciduous tree that has tremendous wildlife value. It performs extremely well in a large range of soil and site conditions, making it a favorite of the Wildtree team.

American Persimmon – 2x
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.

Additional information

Shumard Oak Trees

Size

6-7', 5 Gallon Rooted Container

Northern Red Oak Trees

Size

3-4', 5 Gallon Rooted Container

American Persimmon Trees

Size

3-4', 5 Gallon Rooted Container

Kieffer Pear Trees

Size

5-7', 5 Gallon Rooted Container

Honey Locust Trees

Size

4-5', 5 Gallon Rooted Container

Dr. Deer Pear

Size

4-5', 5 Gallon Rooted Container