Planting trees

I got 75 trees through Oneida County Soil and Water Conservation District this year – 25 white pine seedlings and 50 white spruce transplants. The seedlings were foot and a half to 2′ in size from root tip to branch tip. The transplants were 3-4 feet tip to tip. The seedlings were easy to plant using the tree planting bar that my dad had made each got set in with an adjoining fertilizer tablet. The transplants required a hole to be dug with a shovel. With all the rain that wew received on Saturday the ground was moist and easily dug. 40 of the trees went to form a double row along the north side of the pasture with 10 in the NW corner to protect the house and another 20 forming a double row along the west side of the pasture.

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