April 9, 2022

Potting Trees at the 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. Trees are crucial to the environment. They provide food, protection, and homes to scores of birds and mammals. They also help combat climate change and release oxygen for all of us to live. This week, we received a shipment of bare-root cuttings from Musser Forests, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based company specializing in conifer and hardwood seedlings and transplants. 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 placed them in tubs to soak overnight and then hurried to pot them the next day in nutrient-filled composted soil made right here at the farm.

Here are some photos - enjoy.