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The Trees Are In

May 16, 2013


Our yard is now officially smaller, with a mix of native trees and shrubs.  Right now it looks like a moonscape of tubes, with hugely long grass everywhere (our lawnmower broke so the whole yard’s a jungle.)  Here’s the list of trees: sugar maple, paw paw, hickory, beech, black gum, sourwood, white oak, red oak, black oak, white pine, norway spruce, chickasaw plum, and Allegheny chinquapin.

Shrubs: hackberry, viburnum, witch hazel, indigo bush

We bought everything as bare-root saplings which are only a foot or two tall, for $1 a piece.  The tubes to protect the trees were actually more expensive than the trees themselves!  Almost everything has successfully leafed out, even the bare-root paw paws that we planted that are supposed to not like to be transplanted bare-rooted.


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  1. Anonymous permalink
    May 16, 2013 10:34 am

    It is amazing that they will all grow that closely together. I had to have a dead pine taken down this spring before it fell down and am thinking of planting another apple near the cutting. I was worried there wouldn’t be enough room. The Japanese willow I planted two springs ago is doing so well. It is really exciting.

    • May 16, 2013 2:14 pm

      Yeah, it is interesting how close they are to each other… I’m bad at visualizing things but I’ll be interested to see how it’ll look in the future. Apples are pretty small, so especially if you got a dwarf apple, it probably would work well.

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