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#11319771 - 01/03/16 08:35 AM Christmas trees
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Are they good for structures? What kind are good/bad and how to you sink them?

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#11319781 - 01/03/16 08:40 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
Spiderman Offline
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Registered: 09/04/06
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Loc: EAST TEXAS
They will not last as long as fresh cedars in the lake. I have used them, they will be there about a year, just anchor them down with cinder blocks.

Fresh cut is better for the effort.
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#11319785 - 01/03/16 08:42 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
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Christmas trees do not last as long as cedar, willow and or PVC
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#11319801 - 01/03/16 08:55 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
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In my opinion Christmas trees are not very good for crappie. They will work don't get me wrong but they are not the best option. Something like willow or bamboo will hold more fish for longer.
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#11320294 - 01/03/16 02:05 PM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
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I use them all the time. Some of my best spots are xmas tree condos. I have some going on 4 years old now and still going strong.
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#11321372 - 01/04/16 04:21 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
Luke57 Offline
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How many trees does it take to make a good spot
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#11321470 - 01/04/16 07:55 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
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If you need Christmas Trees, Home Depot stores in the DFW area have recycle areas where trees are dropped off, They will be there for the taking until Jan. 7th. Help yourself.

Rudy

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#11321608 - 01/04/16 09:08 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Luke57]
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Originally Posted By: Luke57
How many trees does it take to make a good spot


I would say 5 as a minimum for random size Christmas trees, 10 would be ideal. Also something to keep in mind, any hard wood tree is a lot easier to see/find on side imaging than bamboo.

Bamboo being hollow looks like ghosts on SI.
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#11325740 - 01/05/16 09:52 PM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
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We got a big pile of green christmas trees here at the Home Depot on Josey and Forest. If anyone needs some, come get em. On the 7th of this month, the City of Dallas is gonna come by and pick em up and take em to their mulch makers! They are there for the taking, come get em! I have used christmas trees for years to set out for crappie and they work great. As far as how many, i have used as few as 1 in a tight area, and as many as 4 in a bigger area. I weight them down with cinder blocks, at the trunk, and lower them so they stand upright, once that cinder block settles into the bottom, it's not going anywhere.

Had the brickyard on Bachman wall to wall with christmas trees once upon a time, and the crappie fishing in winter was phenomenal. Then the Skul crew coaches found out about em, and grapple hook pulled em out. Said they were a hazard to their rowing skulls. Funny how a tree 12 ft below the surface can damage one of those aluminum or fiberglass tubes.

Nice guys they are!

Rudy

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#11326427 - 01/06/16 10:15 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
G Love Offline
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Registered: 06/03/10
Posts: 1674
Loc: Weatherford, TX
I'm sinking some this weekend. Whats the best way to anchor them with blocks? As in connecting thte two
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#11326439 - 01/06/16 10:21 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: G Love]
Kisndismis Offline
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Registered: 01/14/09
Posts: 478
Loc: Kingwood, TX
I have drilled holes and ran large zipties thru or skin a yauopon branch and skewer it thru
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#11326542 - 01/06/16 11:08 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
hawghoover Offline
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Registered: 01/28/15
Posts: 486
Loc: Lewisville Tx
i made this one last week.we will see how it does.

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#11326579 - 01/06/16 11:20 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
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I just use tough twine or nylon anchor rope.

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#11326594 - 01/06/16 11:24 AM Re: Christmas trees [Re: Newly Retired]
cbag1 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 562
Loc: New Braunfels
Free trees are better than nothing. Give it a shot.

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