Chestnut trees

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  1. PUBLIC RAT

    PUBLIC RAT 6 pointer

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    Went to Walmart on Wednesday started looking at trees maybe to get a pin oak or similar. Happened upon a couple skids of trees that didn't look familiar to me. Dunston chestnut trees! I can't believe Walmart has them. Been looking for years to get some. I can never get them at rural king,always gone. I got 2 chestnut and 2 persimmons, about $35 apiece. Dry Ridge Walmart.
     
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  2. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    I’ve been waiting on them, they go fast
     
  3. ojibwa62

    ojibwa62 12 pointer

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    Guess I will ride by my Richmond Walmart in the morning and see if they have any.
     
  4. timer

    timer 8 pointer

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    I bought about 8 two years ago. Deer ate four of them into the ground. Make sure you protect them from deer while they are small.
     
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  5. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Mine does not have them. (Alexandria ky) might have to check dry ridge or maysville
     
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  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Yup . Me too. I just put a 4” drain tile tube (3ft long) around the 5 ft trees thinking they were big enough to only have to worry about rubbing. The deer still bit the dang tree in half above the tube then pulled the tube off and bit them in half again.
     
  7. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Make sure you put a cage around them
     
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  8. KYhunter87

    KYhunter87 6 pointer

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    Rural King in Winchester has a bunch. I bought two there last weekend.
     
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  9. MikeKy

    MikeKy 10 pointer

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    Saw some at the Shelbyville Rural King yesterday.
     
  10. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

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    The Dunston Chestnuts I have planted at the back of the farm I put 5 foot tall cages around when I planted them. Last year the deer broke the tops on two of them when they first leafed out but didnt realy harm them. Sunday I put extentention on the top of the original cages. Now the cages are 7 feet tall. The ones I have planted at the house I have nothing around to protect them and they are doing good they even bloomed last year but didnt make.
     
  11. PUBLIC RAT

    PUBLIC RAT 6 pointer

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    So I got on the website of the chestnut tree distributor and here is the list of walmarts in Kentucky. Hopkinsville,Bowling green, Leitchfield,Campbellsville,Danville,Bardstown,La Grange,Florence,Dry Ridge,Berea,Morehead,Pikeville,Hazard,Harlan,Middlesboro.
     
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  12. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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  13. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Thanks for the heads up I just bought six trees. They had them priced at $35 for the smaller 5 ft trees which I bought four of and $49 for 7 foot trees that I bought two of
     
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  14. aaronc

    aaronc 10 pointer

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    I'd be interested in a persimmon or 2 if anybody knows where some are at,...our wal-mart had the chestnuts,..picked up 2. But no persimmons as of yet.
     

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