Are a majority of your trees post oak and blackjack?
Have you looked for wild ginseng in your woods? Some range maps show it's range extending into central Oklahoma, I always wondered if anyone in ok confirmed it's presence.
Good luck with your baby steps.
Dan Boone wrote:
Oak identification is a project I have not tackled, but yes, there's a ton of oaks (several species at least) on this land. There's also some huge trees I can't identify that have rough fissured bark like a cottonwood and little dry berries.
Cori Warner wrote:Howdy, y'all. Brand new here, and happy to find an Oklahoma forum. I currently live in Norman, but we just bought 2 acres of unplatted land near Tuttle. There is another 2 acres sitting right next to it that I hope to be able to purchase or at least lease in the next few years. This is raw land, with a hill towards the west, and a dry creek on the northern boundary. No serious erosion problems, but there is some. The main problem is the absolute invasion of Eastern Red Cedar. It's going to take a bit of work to clear it, and I fully intend to use heavy equipment to do it. Some good black jack oaks, a few post oaks and a bunch of scrub along the creek. I'd like to replant that with trees and plants that actually belong in the Crosstimbers. The rest of it will be for farming and chickens. I'd love to have a cow, but the acreage won't support it. We are a ways from anything yet, we have to start by building the house! I am enrollled in the PDC course and hope to have a detailed plan by the time we move out there, hopefully before the end of the year.
Vernon Inverness wrote:Chiming in from Wagoner County in Northeastern Oklahoma.
Dan, your post is very encouraging and I truly hope that you have been able to do much of what you planned on your land. As it's been five years since you started this thread, I would sure love to hear an update from you on it. Did you ever get those beavers to come back? Have you discovered or introduced any new species of wild edibles onto your acreage? What have you learned along the way and what might you have done differently?
We recently moved from a small city plot (where I was planning to turn every inch of grass into food production without a care as to what the neighbors would have thought) to an acre in a much more rural area with access to the five acres adjacent to us. My dream is to take a PDC course and turn the entire six acres into a productive food forest. I realize it will take time and great effort but, hey, you can't have a dream come true if you don't have a dream. Right?
I'm also looking forward to hearing from and interacting with all of the other Okies here on Permies. Y'all have a great day!