Geesh. 4 rows of windbreak - done! I actually planted 7 rows. Because I planted 3 rows, and then started all over!!!
One row of Norway Spruce.
One row of Pitch X Loblolly Pines
One row of Pin Oak
One row of alternating Flowering Dogwoods, Wild Plum, and Red Buds.
The Loblollys will perform double duty. When they drop their needles, I can use that for mulch. The pin oaks and little row of trees will be double duty also. They should put a little shade in the yard. Some will do triple duty I guess. Food and shelter for some critters.
I should add, that just on the other side of the fence from where I planted my windbreak, my neighbor was nice enough to plant 3 rows of smallish trees about 5 or 6 or 7 years ago. They are a pretty nice size now. So I also used those to compliment the effectiveness of my windbreak.
I also finished planting some shrubs on the south side retaining wall. I bought some more shrubs to plant by the road, to try to catch some dust. There are some overhead lines so I can't go too awfully tall.
I also bought some sweet tators for the garden.
I also mowed my hiking trail. Took me one hour with the pushmower. I do two passes, one small section is 4 passes because there is alot of Virginia Creeper and poison ivy through there, so I make the path extra wide.
I had noticed before, a few nice little Oak trees. So today I tried to pay extra attention and there are hundreds growing, a decent little manageable size that I was wondering if I can transplant? I guess the thing to do is to try one, and see how it goes :)
I planted two decent size Red Maples yesterday.
I still have alot of trees to plant that I bought from the conservation department. If I can't get them done soon, I will plant them in a hill of some sort. I discovered that I love trees. I guess that isnt anything new. I love trail riding through the woods especially. Creeks and woods. I love water too. So I had a pond built in the back yard and now I am trying to plant my forest. Hopefully I will live long enough to enjoy it. At least I should not die of complications from obesity. Gonna have that licked if not by year's end, by my birthday Next April.