5 year old buck +
I really enjoy these photos of young white cedars. You just dont see any like that where I hunt in N MN. I have found one little patch along the road otherwise they are snacks. I am hoping by the end of 2022 that I have 51 of them caged on my land, up from 1 in 2020.
I like the idea of some burr oak gamble, apples and other shrubs in there. In a few years they might not ever leave that spot. And I would really think planting that white cedar area really increased the value of your property.
Good luck with yours! The white cedar in these photos are actually a lot bigger than they look in the photos. Many of them are 15' to almost 20' tall, although the majority are in the 10 to 12 foot height range. But yeah, they are still young considering the lifespan of white cedar, and how large they can eventually get at 50, 75, or 100 years old. Yeah, our farm would be a hunters dream and the value has certainly increased a lot the last 25 years with all the habitat improvements we made, but the land value doesn't really get us excited like all the other benefits we receive from this beautiful piece of God's creation. This land is priceless and Lord willing, it will never leave the family.