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I did a search and was overwhelmed by the results.

I am in South Central MO. I am having some land logged right now. There are apple, peach, pear, and plum trees at Lowes for half off so I am buying some, probably about 8 -10 of them and will plant them around my property.

I am very new to this. I have ordered white clover to put down for cover in the empty areas created by the logs being skidded out. There will be some barren spaces and I wanting to plant some of these trees in there. The open area will be large so there should be ample sunlight.
I will have trees, and space but lack knowledge.

I would like fruit to eat but also planting to bring in wild life.

Thanks for the help.
 
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Welcome to Permies, Ross. Are you anywhere near Rolla?

If you have a lot of branches, leaves, twigs, and brush left over from the logging operation, that's LOT of valuable material to be making hugelkulturs with next year. Pile it up in one place and keep throwing any mushrooms that you can find on top of the pile. In the meanwhile, if you can put at least 6" of well rotted vegetation in the bottom of the planting hole for the trees, they will sleep well during the winter and be ready for their awakening next spring. If you hit any of that limestone that is common in the area, you might try to find a different location for your new trees. Some places have 2" of good soil, other places there are 2 feet. Try to find the latter ones for your trees.
 
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John Elliott wrote:Welcome to Permies, Ross. Are you anywhere near Rolla?

If you have a lot of branches, leaves, twigs, and brush left over from the logging operation, that's LOT of valuable material to be making hugelkulturs with next year. Pile it up in one place and keep throwing any mushrooms that you can find on top of the pile. In the meanwhile, if you can put at least 6" of well rotted vegetation in the bottom of the planting hole for the trees, they will sleep well during the winter and be ready for their awakening next spring. If you hit any of that limestone that is common in the area, you might try to find a different location for your new trees. Some places have 2" of good soil, other places there are 2 feet. Try to find the latter ones for your trees.



Thanks for the info, I am a little south of Rolla, closer to Licking.
 
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