We just found out that we got in the last year of the shelterbelt tree program here in Alberta. We are going to have 1900+ trees and bushes to plant come May.
I was wondering if anyone had any good materials or sources of information I could look into to get the best planting plan that I can.
I have looked into many things but I find most people do a very basic covering of how to plant a single or a couple trees, not many resources that I have found deal with larger numbers and shelterbelts.
One of these, a good cordless drill, and a lot of batteries or a FAST charger. Easier to handle than a motorized post hole digger if it can handle your soil, but the engine driven one is faster in tough ground--it is just a two person job most of the time. Get the small planting auger, not a big post-hole auger, if you rent one.
If your ground is JUST RIGHT you can stick a tiling spade down, rock it back and forth, and pull it out to have a V-shaped hole just big enough for bare roots. Step around it and it will close back in on the roots.
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Location: Calgary, Alberta
posted 7 years ago
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