Monday, April 11, 2011

Tree Planting 2011

The trees were picked up in these boxes in the morning.

Each tree has a hole drilled by this auger.
Campbell is learning how the whole process works from the expert "PaPa" Dave Reese.

You can see how large the roots of this sapling are. Good soil, healthy roots and the perfect amount of rain will make this little tree grow about 1 foot each year. The first year the growth will be a less as the little sapling puts all its energy into survival.

      By the end of the weekend over  2,800 new trees have been planted by big and little hands. In about 7 years these trees will be ready for our customers.