Starting a Tree Farm

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looking good there! and so nice to have a willing and able helper too! :)
Haha. She said "no more" after the 5 holes. I have three friends coming out on Sunday to help me but at this point I'm really thinking about renting a dingo with a auger attachment and just putting my bit on there to help make this happen faster. Doing this myself seemed like a great idea and next year we'll start earlier, but right now I need it done faster
 

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Rent one. We put in a fence in 2000, and did it ourselves with a manual auger. It took me 2 days to dig all of the 8 holes and put in the 8 ft wooden posts.
Our weekend was a profitable one :). I had a friend come over and together we got about 80 done. 75 to go :). I think the saturated dirt was the main beginning issue
 

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All done on the drilling. Now I just need to dig the holes out and get pots in

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50 pots left to backfill and get in the ground and 100 plants to get in the ground. Then there's still another 100 for the property ;)

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Irrigation is also installed, which was basically the big hurdle. Whew!!
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It's been a BUSY summer, but it's getting close :)
 

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So like I said before, a local nonprofit purchased some trees from me and I got the opportunity to make my first sale and delivery of trees via canoe. 11 catalpas delivered to an island that a few months prior was covered in buckthorn
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My friend Andrew steadying one of the trees as a volunteer packs dirt
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I have done work with this group for the last decade, so that was an amazing way to close out a summer :). As a child I canoes once or twice and then when I started working with this group I was reintroduced to it and it sparked a huge love which has now sent me on annual trips into the BWCA, so delivery via canoe was an amazing opportunity :)

Since then it's been tucking the trees in
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and letting them sleep for the winter
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