Lots of planting over the last several weekends plus removing canopy. We pulled down 3 Oaks that were probably 75+ years old, Plus 25-50 medium sized canopy from all over the woods.
I learned some very hard lessons this year. Stop over buying trees!! You just can't get them all planted while living 3.5 hours away and your wife having other expectations of your time spent on the property. ie. put the pier in. fill in this low spot.
Planting and caging 21 Crab apples was a pretty good chore. Plus an extra HEWES crab apple I wasn't expecting, 85 more norway spruce, 50 Hybrid willows, 50-100 ROD. However, 25 eastern red cedars, 15 norway spruce, 100 Miscanthus rhizomes all went to waste
because I just didn't have enough planting time.
Crab Apples - These are all 100% sun facing South/west/east. North is to the rear.
Health of the 3 orders. The Crab Apples all look good with the exception of maybe one of them.
Whitetail crabs all looked fantastic. Bluehill and Turkey Creek were fine, but the order from Whitetail Crabs was exceptional.
Compiling the final list of installed crabs for 2022
Whitetail Crabs List
(3) 30-06 Crabapple $71.85
(3) Droptine Crabapple $71.85
(3) Crossbow Crabapple $71.85
Blue Hill Wildlife Nursery List
(1) Big dog,
(1) Sweet Dog,
(1) Chestnut Crab
(2) Big Dog, apple B118 #1 2 $23 $46
(1) Chestnut, crabapple B118 #1 1 $23 $23
(1) Dolgo, crabapple B118 #1 1 $23 $23
(1) Kerr, crabapple B118 #1 1 $23 $23
(1) Yellow Dog, crabapple B118 #1 1 $23 $23
Wifes tasks for me.(Really a tale of two sides of this property). This was another couple days worth of work - Pier in. Stepping stones added, filled in some old ruts and re-seeded.
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