While daydreaming the morning away, I suddenly realized the crunching noise I'd been hearing was a buck munching on those big chestnut oak
"The typical pattern is for deer to feed in the yard much of the night and then before dawn, start to mosey up the mountain, picking at chestnut oak acorns as they go," said Feazell.
A six- and an eight-pointer came by first, followed by several does dining on chestnut oak acorns.
Inside a biosafety research laboratory at Fort Detrick, Maryland, ARS scientists have closely monitored the reactions of saplings of several common oak species, including white oak, Northern red oak, chestnut oak
, cherrybark oak, and coast live oak.
Back in America, Quercus prinus was better known as mountain or rock oak, after its preferred habitat; tanbark oak after its preferred use; and nowadays, chestnut oak after the shape of its leaves.
Secure from the tanners, loggers, and settlers, our chestnut oak quietly and consistently laid on wood as it entered the prime of its old growth.
The first of all national champion trees to be officially nominated was another chestnut oak growing near Suffield, Connecticut.
The biggest crowns of all are the forests-by-themselves canopies of a southern red oak (156 feet) in Thomaston, Georgia; a swamp chestnut oak (Quercus michauxii) (148 feet) in Fayette County, Alabama; and the co-champion live oak (140 feet) in Waycross, Georgia.
Stand composition within the study area consists of white oak (Quercus alba), chestnut oak (Q.
We used white oak, chestnut oak, and red maple trees for sampling purposes.
Most ANOVAs included either species (white oak, chestnut oak, and red maple; Model A) or time (1992, 1993, 1994; Model B), along with tree diameter size classes and slope position (up, mid, and down-slope) as main effects.
However, foliar N levels in chestnut oak trees often increased from upslope to downslope, with this trend being significant at the end of the drought in 1993 (Table 3).
So, I reasoned that by the time I got around to hunting this ridge, the white oak acorns would be falling like rain and the deer would want nothing to do with the chestnut oak. I was going to hunt smart for a change, and so I set my hang-on stand in a multitrunked maple in the midst of the white oaks.
As it turned out, I saw plenty of action that evening, but it was a real eye-opener to sit helplessly and watch the parade of white-tails feeding some 60 yards away below the huge chestnut oak I'd eschewed.
Based on the substantial sign, I should have been set up on that chestnut oak.