If you remember, we had Permaculture Consultant, Nick Ferguson, come out to our property and evaluate our land, our goals, and our resources to get it done. Part of those plans included a food forest and fodder trees for livestock.
This spring, we purchased twelve hybrid willow cuttings and twelve hybrid poplar cuttings from Nick and we finished planting them today. We still want to pick up some white mulberry but we will need to find some in-stock. From these, we will be able to propagate more trees, hence the tight plantings.
I put some of the old sheep fence around the plantings to keep the deer from picking at them and my dogs from doing any damage while cavorting around chasing each other.
You can also see that James has been busy opening up the land by removing briars, saplings, and sick trees. It’s a lot easier to take a walk in the woods now.