The Conifers - bernieo
Not knowing at the time that I would soon be saving thousands of trees I started with a few smaller Douglas Firs to create a visual screen between our property and the one immediately behind us.  A neighbor across the street had logged the 33 acres.  Another neighbor had convinced the logger to do a Selective Cut. The 33 acres keeps getting chipped away at with logging.  I hear the owls less and less.  I started out by saving 15 Douglas Firs offered up on Craigslist for free.   I lost about 40%  over the years.  The rest are still thriving.  I remember 2 8 year old boys walking by me commenting on me killing the trees.  I told them I had a farm and wanted to plant them there.  As they walked away I could here them saying to each other how cool it was that I was saving them.

Not knowing at the time that I would soon be saving thousands of trees I started with a few smaller Douglas Firs to create a visual screen between our property and the one immediately behind us. A neighbor across the street had logged the 33 acres. Another neighbor had convinced the logger to do a Selective Cut. The 33 acres keeps getting chipped away at with logging. I hear the owls less and less. I started out by saving 15 Douglas Firs offered up on Craigslist for free. I lost about 40% over the years. The rest are still thriving. I remember 2 8 year old boys walking by me commenting on me killing the trees. I told them I had a farm and wanted to plant them there. As they walked away I could here them saying to each other how cool it was that I was saving them.