Plant 100 Trees!

I can check off another item off of my bucket list, I accomplished today. 🙂
For quite sometime, I have wanted to plant trees in a community setting with the Arbor Day Foundation in mind. At the end of this beautiful day- a total of eighteen trees were planted by a group, of two roughly working on each tree. There will be a few more planting sessions, which shall tally-up the remaining seventy eight. 🙂 This is now my third version of being taught upon how to plant a tree properly. 😛 haha

I see it as obtaining a wider pallet of skills with handling a certain needed approach. Since every tree is different (in ways, just like people and animals) there will be times when one way to flow through a task may not work for another. I think, the more wider understanding of our ‘eternal world’s knowledge’ – the better. 🙂 😉

I plan upon partaking in the last remaining tree planting sessions. 🙂 There are so many sweethearts out in the world to meet! 😀 ❤ So much networking, learning, making new friends and discovery-adventure.

Also, in relation of tree care – I shall be helping at my local food forest coalition shortly. 😀 There are bee hives at the site and various other editable plants.

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How to properly plant a tree..

This morning, Marianne (one of the owners of Cricket’s Cove), another intern and I planted a garden bed. Lavender plants, a few shrubs and ground covers were planted. While planting, we noticed since the drought has been going on for a month and a half – the ground in reaction has become hard as a rock. So, to help with loosening up the soil, Marianne watered a hole to help soften it up for easier digging.

While we were on a short break, she told us how to properly plant a tree or large plant in general.

1.) Dig your hole in the evening.
2.) Fill the hole up to the top with water.
3.) Allow the water in the hole to go down into the soil. Go to bed. 😉 🙂
4.) In the morning fill the hole a second time to the top.
5.) Once the ground has taken in the water, you can drop the tree in and cover with mulch of your choice.

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y allowing the water to soak in twice, gives the tree’s bare roots when planted -to reach down into the ground depth in search of water. This overall helps within developing a strong and well-rooted tree. 🙂

For if you simply did what some people will do:
*Dig a hole in dry soil, plant it and water it from above heavily in one sitting – this causes the roots of the tree/sapling to search above for water instead. Let the combination of soil/water/time/gravity to lead the way.  Soil is like a sponge. If you try to water a dry soil, it will take some time in order for it to take it in. Plenty of run-off shall happen first.. and it takes a while for it to reach deep into the Earth (even by a mere five inches). Learn to embrace the wisdom of patience and awareness in growing beautiful plants in a developing garden. All-and-all, It will make your life far more easier and also for the plants. 🙂

Hazelnut Saplings!

The Hazelnut Saplings are looking great as they continue to grow on their first year.
Root production on a Hazelnut tree’s first year is it’s main focus. The next fallowing year will be height, making more branches, etc.

When I come back from the work exchange Dairy Goat Farm, I will transfer the Hazelnut Saplings into their own rather large individual pots. If I do not see leaves emerged from the two currently budding saplings; I will wait until they are all “wide awake” and ready for taking in much needed sunshine from their new fully developed leaves.

Have a great day everyone, enjoy the sunshine and Namaste’ 🙂
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