August 18, 2016

Repotting Seedlings for Reforestation

Planting trees is a wonderful way to "give back" to our environment.

When I first bought my farm, I always wanted to do a great reforestation project so that there would be plenty of young, healthy trees in the woodlands to replace various old ones when their lives ended. Trees provide habitat and food for birds and other animals, they absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, and they release lots of oxygen. Every year, I try to plant as many trees as I can, and this year has been especially productive. We've already planted thousands of tree seedlings around the farm, but thousands more are thriving in temporary fields, or in individual pots until they can be transplanted to their permanent locations.

This week, the outdoor grounds crew repotted more than 1400-seedlings into larger containers, so they could continue to strengthen and develop. Here are some photos - I hope they inspire you to also plant some trees this year.