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Windbreak - Done!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Geesh. 4 rows of windbreak - done! I actually planted 7 rows. Because I planted 3 rows, and then started all over!!! emoticon

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. emoticon
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    Your property must be lovely!Your getting in alot of exercise mowing and gardening and walking wow you have energy to burn!
    2128 days ago
    Wow, very nice! I would love to be able to look out at a beautiful stand of trees like that!
    2129 days ago
    You are one busy person!!
    I sure wish I had your energy, not to mention all that knowledge about trees and gardening and flowers.

    I hope to one day be able to plant a garden with my kids but seeing as I know nothing about it, and pretty much kill any flower I try to grow, I will just dream about it for now.
    2129 days ago
    YO !! HAVE FUN !! I am a city gal,,and have nevah planted a tree,,,i leave that up to the "city tree people" to do. LOL LOL LOL though I do live in Maine and its 90% trees,,,, a friend of mine flew into here,,,her comment was NOT "HI how are you?" It was "WOW !! All I could see was TREES AND MORE TREES !" HAHAHA I DIED LAUGHING !!!! I am SOOOO USED to this, I pay NO ATTENTION to it !! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL She's from Chicargo. To her it DID LOOK FUNNY !!! Our city IS A TREE City ,,its ALWAYS Voted on some popular list of "Tree cities" on the 25. Usually near the top 10. and Portland is also. We work HARD at maintaining that !
    2130 days ago
    You are one busy person
    2130 days ago
    Back when I lived on 9 acres, we planted a tree line of 4 rows of white pine, about the only thing that would grow! Worse part of it was the mowing afterwards. But we went back by the land about 8 years ago, and they are so big. The buyer of the property turned it into about 8 lots and it looks so good!

    All the work you did will pay off!
    2130 days ago
    LOL on the red maples. Of course those would be the ones I buy of decent size haha. The windbreak trees are just twigs now. The redbuds are a little bit bigger because I bought those last year and didnt get them planted and they survived the winter!! I could not believe it. So I vowed to them that I would get them in the ground. emoticon
    2131 days ago
    Wow. Your energy is impressive! I am spending thousands to limb and take down huge trees because we have WAY too many. If I never see another red maple it will be too soon. We probably have 200 of them, huge ones growing in gigantic clumps. Every two years they throw millions (I am not exaggerating) of seeds which all sprout. Every time I work in the yard I probably pull up 200 of them...mow them...weed whack them. They get into everything and every where. I wouldn't be surprised to find them in my underwear drawer sprouting up through the row of socks. I love trees, too, but it is possible to have too many if you are also trying to do any gardening. How big were the trees you put in for your wind break?
    2131 days ago
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