May 9, 2017

Planting Trees from Musser Forests, Inc.

Tree planting continues at the farm with a group of beautiful evergreen specimens.

The outdoor grounds crew has worked very hard to plant the thousands of trees that have arrived - most recently, a collection of pine trees, spruce and red cedar trees, larch and black locust trees, sargent crabapples, dogwoods, sweetgums, and one of my favorites - bald cypress.

They all came from Musser Forests, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company specializing in conifer and hardwood seedlings and transplants. Many of the bare root trees were potted temporarily while their root systems develop, but a lot of young trees were also planted directly into the ground back in the woodlands of my farm, where they can thrive under forest cover. Enjoy these photos.