The Planting of Trees

Last night I finished my tree planting project. In addition to the three Ironwood Carpinus caroliniana trees that I planted a few weeks ago I now have a Swamp White Oak Quercus bicolor. Hopefully all four of these plants can survive the harsh soil conditions in my back yard.

I am really looking forward to my soil class this fall. I’ll be able to scientifically prove that the soil in my yard is horrible. As far as I can tell I’ve got six inches of heavy clay on top of coarse, poor quality gravel. This did not make for fun digging. It took me about an hour average per hole. Is it true they sell dynamite at Fleet Farm?

Anyway, here are the trees:


Tony's New Trees

Tony’s Back Yard

Yeah, I know. They’re not much to look at right now. Some day that one in back will be 70 feet tall and the smaller ones will be 30. Maybe.

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