We cut a bunch of pines that had died and added some hardwood then staged them into rows that are on 12' centers. I put composted woodmulch in the trenches and covered the whole thing with ground tree mulch. I have 40 fruittrees ready to be planted in rows in the trenches and will fill in with other layers. In know this isn't the typical hugelkultur but thought I would share.
wayne fajkus wrote:That looks like a massive project. Good job
The worst part was getting the logs in place. It took about a month to cut them down and stage them working a few hours at a time. I rented a bobcat for the weekend to bury them. The tracks on the cat let me walk across the logs and spread everything out easy. I built a ramp and then just filled in as I went. The cat did a great job at compacting the chips in the cracks and crevices. I am using "compact" loosely (pun intended) as a fork will still easily slide into the rows. It stands about 18 to 24 inches high and is ready to go.