Trees are doing well

2015-07-10 15.52.15Most of the trees we planted about a month ago are thriving.

2015-07-10 15.48.34Some less so.

This one looks exactly like it did when we planted it – pretty hopeless.

We got about a dozen hazelnuts, pecans, persimmons, and a mulberry from Grimo nurseries, and planted them with a modicum of planning, all around the property.

While they didn’t all like as dire as the specimen pictured still does, many of them definitely resembled a stick,  with a tatty little snarl of roots at one end.

Most of them are now quite nicely leafed out with new growth – very exciting.

2015-07-11 14.22.30The walnut trees are one of the coolest things from the last owner to survive the long neglect this property endured before we got here and started messing around.

The biggest is nearing some kind of knighthood, if not majesty, and its long draping compound leaves provide a cool refuge from the sun for the chickens.

There are a few other much younger walnuts, too, and I’ve started to suspect they were planted by squirrels.

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