Logan & Hannah do sound checks before the event.
Feb 2012 I dug this trench for the fir trees taken from a Nurse Log. I lined the trench with irrigation hose. These will have to be thinned (transplanted) some day.
Feb 2012 These all came from 1 Nurse Log that was going to be cleared. This is 1/2 of what was in the log. 100 trees in a 40' Nurse Log. There are about 50 trees here from 6" to 6'.
This tree is very stressed but will recover well through the dormant season. Fall 2011.
April 2012 Buds are very red and show lots of life!
This watering system was amazing through the summer. The hillside is soaked in about 2 hours.
Now into the 2nd Summer of the transplant I still use this container for an occasional watering.
November 13, 2011
The 1st year in the fall.
When I first see these buds in the Spring I start to feel a sense of accomplishment.
I use a come along to drag the base of the trunk and root ball into the back of the truck.
It took 7 hours to get this out of the ground. What a PRIZE!
Michelle had no idea what I was out doing this day.
F100 Mobile Planter - Fauntleroy Ferry Dock - West Seattle. Beauty and the Beast. This is January 2011. Wet & Cool. Covering loads is very important. Wind from road travel can beat branches and dry out the plant. The tree can loose quite a bit of moisture. This time of year nature provides constant cool and moisture... The only way I could transport this.
Most of the trees I have planted than I can remember.
To the left (South) 10 Acres are available. To the right (North) 33 acres are available. My dream is that this area would become a small haven for rescued trees / plants and become a Woodland Garden. I have not committed to indigenous or all kinds of species yet as I am seduced by exotic trees and plants.
With 5 Acres and the work I do... I really need a tractor and a good trailer and a little stronger truck/ Some free dirt would help too.
The Under Canopy Garden in the treeline.
This building is struggling to stay above ground.
Hammock in the trees. Spot the deer found me here one time.
At this point I feel like I have caught the biggest fish and need to get home. I am wet, cold, and my body aches tremendously at this point. A 1.5 hour drive with blasting heat sounds perfect .
Evan (about 10 years old) received this tree as a sapling on a field trip in kindergarten. He cared for it for about 5 years. This Douglas Fir is among 5 others that line the driveway entering the farm. A fine specimen Evan. Thank you so much! I will take very good care of it. These provide great perches for birds of prey on an open field once they get bigger.
Bernie, Diego and Junior. Junior and Spot are major threats to new growth, flowers and fruit.
The tree frogs found this water supply in the middle of the drought. I looked in the yellow plug at the top and there were 3 little frogs floating on a stick... I let them out. They looked a little tired.