April 25, 2017

New Trees from Broken Arrow Nursery

A tree planting project is underway at the farm.

Every year, I try to plant a good number of trees - some in the woodlands, and some in designated areas around my home. I have planted thousands of trees since I purchased my Bedford, New York property. They look so pretty planted in allees, in groves, and as privacy hedges. I feel very strongly about giving back to the earth - the more trees planted, the better.

I recently visited one of my favorite sources, Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden, Connecticut, to select some plantings for a hedge I am building in one area of a field. I chose a collection of European beech trees - Fagus sylvatica ‘Dawyck Gold’.  'Dawyck Gold' beech trees are dense deciduous specimens with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape and can grow to about 50-feet tall at maturity. This type of tree is new to my farm - I can't wait to see them grow and thrive.

Here are some photos.