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Snow is melting; time to think about planting...

posted Apr 1, 2015, 8:12 AM by Greg Coffey   [ updated Apr 1, 2015, 8:12 AM ]
With the passage of the Vernal Equinox, spring is upon us!  We have shipping confirmation of 'tree seeds' (mostly nuts) that will be arriving soon.  Species include: Shag- and Shellbark Hickories, Native Pecan, American Chestnut (non-hybridized, blight resistant), and Persimmon seeds.

All of these will be direct sown after tending to their respective germination needs, and we'll see what happens.  To prevent them being dug up by foraging squirrels, we might work out some kind of bone sauce or blood-meal appliqué that will deter the lit'l guys.

Many of the other species on order will be arriving later this spring, and will be planted in as they come.  More on that later...

Some site work still remains before the planting takes place, as we need to remove several trees in areas where our med/high-light saplings will be going, not to mention the clearing of several areas of dense underbrush.  If anyone has some time they're willing to spend doing prep work with us, get in touch :-)