September 18, 2021

Planting Maple and Tulip Trees

My Bedford, New York farm continues to transform with the planting of many beautiful and interesting trees.

Every year I try to add a few trees in my Japanese Maple Woodland. I love this area of the farm and am always thinking about what plants and trees would look best. There are hundreds of Japanese maples planted here already and because they prefer sun-dappled, part shade, I purposely planted them beneath older, larger trees - the varying heights add a nice texture to the grove. This week, my outdoor grounds crew planted another collection of these taller varieties such as maples and tulip trees, which will one day grow up to more than 120-feet tall.

Enjoy these photos, and please see my story on my Japanese Maple Woodland in the October issue of our magazine, "Living."