the next life of a tree

The guess is that this pine was about 60 years old.  the 96 year old neighbor remembers planting this tree.  jay, who is 56 has pictures of his first communion with the tree about head high.  It was damaged in the october snow and threatened to fall on a house.  Everyone was sad to see her go....
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Tree house step 1

the man in action. immediately due south of the solar site is a tree that would knock out several hours a day of electric production.  the plan is to do an aggressive prune of the tree and then build a treehouse in it.  jesse uses a chainsaw as an extension of his fingers.  he climbed...
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Spring moving forward as planned

I am slowly starting to notice subtle changes as spring moves along that I never would have thought about before.  On the 18th when we planted our first orchard trees two existing mystery-fruit trees were barely staring to blossom.  Today all three of them were totally covered in flowers (and at least one of our...
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we planted an orchard

We are very busy getting the veggie operation off the ground, but orchards take such a long time to establish that we decided it was worth the extra time this year getting it started.  We went to Native Landscaping and got 1 Red Bartlett Pear, 1 Dwarf Keiffer Pear, 1 Black Tartarian Cherry (sweet), 1...
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