This week on The Revolution, the guys are joined by Mossy Oak pro, Dudley Phelps who is the host of "The Gamekeepers of Mossy Oak", Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. ET and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. ET on Outdoor Channel. Dudley is also a forestry expert and the manager at Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries. Listen in as he discusses how a single oak tree inspired Toxey Haas to begin growing trees in his backyard and how that fascination led to the creation of what is now Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries.
Listen in as he also highlights:
- Superior oak trees that grow faster and produce fruit quicker than other varieties.
- The time commitment that is required when planting and growing trees, but also the addiction and passion it creates among most growers as they watch the trees mature.
- The role that conservation and habitat improvement should play in any land manager's program. By focusing not only on trees and the food source they create, but also on native grasses and wildflowers, you can strike a balance that benefits not just deer and turkeys, but also pollinators and insects and other game species. "Diversity always wins," Dudley says.
- The steps to take when planting trees to best ensure their chances of survival. Dudley discusses site selection, what time of year to plant, water requirements, weed control and fertilizing. He also highlights why tree tubes are essential for protection from the very animals you are trying to help by planting them.