January 5, 2022

Maintaining Hundreds of Young Trees

Here in Bedford, New York, we've been pretty lucky this winter. So far, temperatures have been relatively mild and we've been able to get many tasks done around the farm.

This week, my outdoor grounds crew is busy caring for all sorts of potted saplings I have waiting to be transplanted into the ground. These saplings, or young trees, were originally ordered as bare-root cuttings, which are plants that are removed from the earth while dormant and stored without any soil surrounding their roots. I order some every spring and then nurture them in containers behind my stable for a couple of years until they are ready to plant in more permanent locations.

Enjoy these photos.