April 16, 2021

Potting Hundreds of Trees

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

Every year, I try to plant as many trees as I can. I feel strongly about reforestation and giving back to the earth, so the more trees planted, the better. Trees provide habitat and food for birds and other animals, they absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, and they release oxygen. Do you know… one large tree can provide a day's supply of oxygen for four people? The earth needs many, many trees! Recently, we received a shipment of 750 bare-root cuttings from JLPN, a three-generation 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 gardeners and 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.