Feb 5, 2019
This is Huntin' Land, the podcast for Land Hunters and
Landowners; with Real-Time Rut Reports, Waterfowl Migrations, and
How-to's for Habitat Management and Land Investment.
This week we're wrapping up Whitetail season in Alabama, but
if you're passionate about hunting and wildlife like we are, the
season never stops. Lot's of our listeners want to know: What do
Deer Eat? What are the best shrubs and mast trees for wildlife? The
winter is the ideal time to plant fast-growing shrubs for wildlife
and because mast trees for wildlife are dormant this time of year,
it's also a great time to get em in the ground. This week we're
talking to Allen Deese with The Wildlife Group
and we're getting a crash course on wildlife trees and
We get a lot of landowners that want to know, how much is my
land really worth? We’ve recorded a video series to explain exactly
how we determine that... just head over to http://www.landhuntin.com/go
get the series. I’m confident it will help you achieve your land
For the best shrubs and mast trees for wildlife, today we'll
Choosing a site - What do we want to look for in sites that we
can enhance with mast trees for wildlife? What about soils for the
best wildlife trees and shrubs? How does topography affect
fast-growing shrubs for wildlife? How much light do we need for our
hard and soft mass trees? What kind of water requirements do mast
trees for wildlife need??
Selecting a plant - When it comes to wildlife trees and shrubs
for sale, Allen has them all. Mast Trees for wildlife, fast-growing
shrubs, Allen gives us the quick and dirty on everything you might
want to plant and gives us the processes he uses to select the
right plants for the site.
Prepping a site - How do we get our site prepared to plant
shrubs and mast trees for wildlife? Do we need soil tests? Do we
need to remove other plants?
Planting a tree or shrub - What time of year is best? Are
there any special tools needed or do we just need somebody like
Clint to bring his posthole diggers? Anything we can add the root
mass to improve the transplant?
Protecting a tree or shrub - What are the most common reasons
people lose trees? How do we protect our mast trees for
Maintaining a tree or shrub - How much upkeep is there on mast
trees for wildlife on an annual basis? What time of year should we
plan for this upkeep?
Thanks for listening, be sure to email us your questions to
you would like more information on the best shrubs and mast trees
for wildlife, contact Allen Deese at The Wildlife Group