Adrien Lapointe wrote:who is the guy?
Will Meginley wrote:Umm... Is he running a nursery, or an orchard? That's more than one tree per square foot. More than a little excessive if you aren't just raising seedlings.
Will Meginley wrote:Well then, assuming you heard the "250k" and "orchard" parts right, I wouldn't expend any gas money expecting to learn anything. I just did the math and that works out to an eleven INCH grid. I don't know if even columnar apple trees could be grown that close together, and in any case how the **** would you harvest them?
Perhaps it's an orchard with a nursery side-income?
Ann Torrence wrote:let's do some math: square feet in 5 acres: 217800, or 1.15 sq ft per tree. That's nursery density, but not even allowing for foot paths. Much less working 5 acres with vehicular access. And in Wyoming, you'd have to irrigate that or you'd have 0, not 250K of trees. Doesn't seem likely.
John Wolfram wrote:As a point of comparison, the Indiana state nursery has their seedlings growing at about 5 per square foot. Back in the 1970s, they were up to 25 seedlings per square foot.