TheMiz54

66 Trees later and a very SORE Heel

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On 5/13/2013 at 11:15 PM, TheMiz54 said:

Hey everyone my management plan for our new property has begun this past weekend. I drove from NOVA 5.5 hrs to our hunting camp in the town of Greenwood last Wednesday and our plan was to plant 50 Spruce trees, 11 Dunstan Chestnuts, 3 Apple, and 2 Pear trees. My dad and I planted all 50 spruce trees to start our screen on the two road frontage areas.

 

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The green line is the Spruce trees the blue lines are the two rows of fruit and chestnut trees.

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Chestnuts

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The day after we planted the spruce trees I got a nice little deer track in the soil.

 

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The previous owner used the 6 acre field for hay but its full of good clover and forage so we are gonna leave it in and maybe spray some herbicide after the first cut. 

 

After all the hard work this weekend it was time for me to get back to Virginia but I am hoping to get back up early June to see how everything is doing. I still have to get grow tubes for the trees and put protection around each one in the next few weeks. My Dad will be going down every week and checking on everything as well and putting mulch around all the trees.

 

I planted with my daughter 11 years ago 250 white spruce. Most of them took. Some are over 12 feet tall. Beautiful trees. Good luck. All bought from the saratoga Nursery. 


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19 hours ago, First-light said:

I planted with my daughter 11 years ago 250 white spruce. Most of them took. Some are over 12 feet tall. Beautiful trees. Good luck. All bought from the saratoga Nursery. 

That's awesome I would love to see some pictures of those. Do you have any before and after?

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5 hours ago, TheMiz54 said:

That's awesome I would love to see some pictures of those. Do you have any before and after?

Here you go!

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Oh and she is a junior in college! Time goes by so fast plant them while you can!


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Just an FYI on those seedlings. I got them in the spring and put them in plastic window boxes from Depot. Really good dirt and let them settle for a month or so then planted. 


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