Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Planting 2016

Lexie the assistant
This weekend we planted an assortment of trees: balsam fir, Fraser fir, blue spruce, concolor fir, and white spruce.  We planted 25 seedlings, which neatly replaced those we sold last December and a few other ones that for one reason or another weren't going to make it.

Above ground, seedlings are 6-8" high.  But like an iceberg, there's a lot going on under the surface: some of the roots are 18" or more.  For this reason, we make holes very deep, and then fill in around the roots up to the surface.  These long roots are particularly important in sandy Cape soils, where the tree can go deep to find a drink.

The young trees get a good drink of water, and then TLC over the next several years.  If all goes according to plan, they'll be the right size around Christmas 2023!

Now's the time to plant
a vision of things to come
Christmas 2023

The woodsman prepares a hole

White Spruce
Balsam Fir
A benefit for the

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