In our neck of the woods, trees are not something that we take for granted. We don’t just plant a tree and assume it will grow. Many times, it doesn’t. So you can imagine how excited we get over a bunch of trees. A tree row around a farmstead is a treasure. People win awards for the best ones. I kid you not.
Due to the drought of the last 3 plus years, we lost many of the older trees in our tree row and had to doze them out. They were replaced last year, but this year is time for expansion.
The landscape fabric has to be put out when the wind is down. That turned out to be around sunset on a beautiful Sunday evening.
These little innocent seedlings have no idea of the life they have ahead of them. Oh the winds they will see………
I plant, he plumbs. The trees absolutely will not make it without irrigation. And often, not even then. I always have to replace some. This year we had a terrible wind storm come up as soon as I got them planted, which burned the tender growth. I have already replaced around half of them.
It is always worth the work to have a pretty little row of trees started. You are welcome future generations!………does this shadow make me look fat?