Columbus, GA -(AmmoLand.com)- Compared to seeding and reseeding grains and forbs each year to establish a good food plot for deer, food plot trees that produce fruit and nuts allow the hunter to plant once and then enjoy the benefits for decades.
“Set ’em and forget ’em” is a great alternative to the annual work and cost of planting food plots.
While a little springtime fertilizer can help food plot trees produce more mast and fruits for deer to eat, the trees certainly don’t need to be re-sown each year like other popular food plot crops such as corn or soybeans. Plus, deer and other wildlife love fruits and nuts, especially chestnuts.
The folks at Chestnut Hill Outdoors are propagators of a wide range of trees for land managers including their signature, disease-resistant Dunstan chestnuts, as well as oaks, pears, persimmons and apples. Through careful research, the company has produced a variety of trees, which, once they start producing food, are whitetail deer magnets. Not only do deer-attracting trees produce for many years, they require no fuel consumption to pull around tillers and seeding equipment. And there are no annual costs for seed. With a variety of food-producing nut and fruit trees, there’s also no risk of losing your food source entirely because of drought or insects, which can turn a food plot into a dusty field that provides no nutrition or attraction for deer.
Some types of trees, such as the company’s signature, blight resistant Dunstan Chestnut, provide food for an incredibly long time. A plot of 500 trees planted by a landowner in 1984 now features some trees more than 50 feet tall and as much as 16 inches in diameter. The trees are healthy, vigorous and produce a bumper crop of chestnuts each year.
After the initial investment of time and money, food plot trees need little further investment, and they require very little of a hunter’s valuable off-season time to maintain. Plus, by selecting types of trees the produce food at different times of the year, land managers can bring deer in throughout the hunting season and provide off-season nutrition for the deer herd and other wildlife.
For more information about the variety of superior wildlife trees from Chestnut Hill Outdoors, check out www.chestnuthilloutdoors.com.
About Chestnut Hill Outdoors:
Chestnut Hill is the best place for you to purchase your food plot and deer attractant plants because they offer a large selection, their plants are specifically bred to attract deer, and they offer customers different sized plants at different levels of growth.
For more information, please visit www.chestnuthilloutdoors.com.