How to Make a Durable and Adjustable Tree Tag

To tag or not to tag, that is the question. At first I thought I would rely on my memory, ID skills, and a written planting chart to keep track of the trees planted at the farm. I thought tree tags looked too messy. They can also break, fall off, get lost, get eaten up by the tree as it grows, or choke the tree if they are too tight. Continue reading “How to Make a Durable and Adjustable Tree Tag”

The Trees Planted So Far — November 2012

The title is actually a misnomer. It should be “The Future Trees Planted So Far” because what we are planting are not yet trees.  A tree has a trunk taller than 2 meters and would need to be balled out. Continue reading “The Trees Planted So Far — November 2012”

Our First Tree Planting Site at the Farm

For our first attempt at tree planting at the farm, we chose a long strip of land right by our entrance that is flanked by a big field and a path on one long end and a dry stream bed on the other long end.  It seemed like a good idea to plant there since it is near our entrance we can check up on it often. Continue reading “Our First Tree Planting Site at the Farm”

Do You Know Where Your Charcoal Came From?

I can no longer look at barbecue the same way. It is entirely possible that I’ve eaten barbecue that was cooked over charcoal that was made from a tree that was growing in my farm before it was my farm. And now that I’m trying to replace that tree and all the other trees that used to grow there,  I realize that what took a minute to cut down will take a lifetime to replace. Continue reading “Do You Know Where Your Charcoal Came From?”