April 18, 2018

Potting Lots of Trees at My Farm

Potting hundreds of trees at the farm is a huge undertaking.

This week, my outdoor grounds crew has been very busy caring for all sorts of trees and shrubs - container seedlings as well as bare-root cuttings. Bare-root trees are so named because the plants are dug from the ground while they are dormant, and stored without any soil surrounding their roots. Once we received the shipment, it was a race to get them into some good nutrient-filled soil to prevent them from becoming desiccated. With team work, and a lot of good, old-fashioned elbow-grease, the crew got many of them done.

Enjoy these photos.