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neighbors clearing land for an orchard  RSS feed

 
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the neighbors that bought our inlaws house next door are also clearing land right next to our front fence, for an orchard..this was woods all the way from the big spruce tree to the road out front..you can see they have already removed about 1/2 of the trees, there were also ditches and deep areas there..and they are bringing in fill from redigging and enlarging the pond..and levelling the area here..so it can be maintained and planted to an orchard.

she bought 2 apple trees and since I took these photos has already planted them..

her fil has the backhoe for a week and plans to finish removing the rest of the trees, to the road, filling the rest in..and when she comes back up next week she plans to buy more apple trees and maybe some plums and put in an orchard where there was woods just this morning.

the woods was aspen, dogwood alder and elm..mostly
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our house is to the left of the cars across the fence..our fence..our pine trees,
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this was looking from our side toward theres through the trees before she planted the 2 apple trees there.
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will post more photos when it is done
 
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thats nice. maybe you will get some bonus apples! sad to lose some trees though but at at least they are replacing them with something!
 
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honestly the trees needed to come down or at least be trimmed..they were mostly scrub trees and they were interfering with their elec wires..

the apples they are putting in are dwarfs that won't grow tall enough to be in their elec wires.

and they'll provide food..they bought big trees, $40 each..so they'll bear early too.

first two she put in were pink lady and one 5 on one tree, there is a transparent on the property already..an old one.
 
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she went and bought an empire apple and put that in too..so there are now 4 apple trees in the area..and then she dug up all her (already harvested and frozen) rhubarb and transplanted them along the fence..and she put her chives over there..mulched around the trees and put some grass seed so there is an easy mow area..

it turned out really nice..they didn't take down the rest of the trees by the road..they said that would come later.
 
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