April 4, 2019

Potting Hundreds of Trees at My Farm

Potting and planting hundreds of trees at the farm is a huge, yet exciting undertaking.

I love trees, and every year I plant hundreds, sometimes thousands - it's one way I can give back to the Earth and help to create a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for my grandchildren and for everyone. This week, we received a shipment of 800 bare-root cuttings from JLPN, a family owned tree company in Salem, Oregon. Bare-root trees are so named because the plants are dug from the ground while dormant, and stored without any soil surrounding their roots. Once the young specimens arrived, my outdoor grounds crew hurried to pot them in nutrient-filled composted soil to keep them healthy until they can be transplanted in the ground. 

Here are some photos - enjoy.