|Windbreak and new trees on right|
|Loading the trees into the truck|
|Fabulous husband getting started|
|Not quite deep enough|
|Depth of hole equals correct depth to plant|
|Low tech irrigation|
|Making cuts to the roots to ensure growth.|
|Checking depth and placement|
|Add a support|
|Back fill the hole|
|Add a gallon of water several times during the fill|
|Finish back filling the hole|
Now that the holes have been back filled, we add about 2-3 gallons of water. We check drainage and their level to ensure the trees are where we want them. After the trees are settled in, we will attach the tree to the support post with a piece of cloth to support our tree's growth in the wind.
So one tree down....nine more to go!!
You might be wondering why I titled this blog post, "Part 1." The answer to this is that maintaining a windbreak is a twofold process. What we have been avoiding since we moved here about about a year and a half ago is cutting the dead wood from the existing windbreak trees. This is a tough one, because even though there are large sections of some trees that are clearly dead, they still provide a break from the wind. We don't want to remove too much.
|Max with our puppies Rudy & Valentino August 2014|
For more information on how to do this in your area, check your local county agricultural extension office.
Hope you enjoyed our windbreak sage, part 1!
Cheers for now~