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I thought you guys would appreciate this. Over the past year, I have been working to establish a ~6,000 feet of swales/berms within a silvopasture orchard on our farm in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. I just put together a short video tour of how things are looking as the snow melts. If folks have constructive feedback, I would love to hear it.

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Thanks for sharing Morgan.  It's great to see other people in VT doing this kind of thing and see how.

I'm curious about where you sourced your trees from.  Somewhere nearby?

I'm also curious about your tree guards.  Are those winter-only?  It's difficult for me to tell from the video but they look pretty solid (also pretty tall?  Are they a lot taller than your trees currently?).  If they are winter-only, do you have any plans for protection during the rest of the year?

Thanks again.
 
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Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:Thanks for sharing Morgan.  It's great to see other people in VT doing this kind of thing and see how.

I'm curious about where you sourced your trees from.  Somewhere nearby?

I'm also curious about your tree guards.  Are those winter-only?  It's difficult for me to tell from the video but they look pretty solid (also pretty tall?  Are they a lot taller than your trees currently?).  If they are winter-only, do you have any plans for protection during the rest of the year?

Thanks again.



I got most of my tree from Akiva Silver at Twisted Tree Nursery in western New York. It was the best option in balancing the varieties, proximity and price.

The tree tubes are a year round deal for the first couple of years. They are mostly for deer browse. They are translucent and pretty solid. I got them from TreePro. https://www.treepro.com/miracle-tube-tree-shelters/

I also over-bought when I ordered mine for a quantity discount. If you're only interested in a couple, I would be happy to sell you a few at cost.

Where are you based? I'm just outside of St. Johnsbury.

Thanks,
Morgan
 
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I'll be very curious is you have any black locust that aren't covered by the tubes, and how they survive animal pressures. I planted a pound of black locust and a pound of osage orange (also develops thorns) seed on 20 acres that are covered with deer and I won't know until I return in 6 months whether any survive and grow.
 
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Morgan Gold wrote:

Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:Thanks for sharing Morgan.  It's great to see other people in VT doing this kind of thing and see how.

I'm curious about where you sourced your trees from.  Somewhere nearby?

I'm also curious about your tree guards.  Are those winter-only?  It's difficult for me to tell from the video but they look pretty solid (also pretty tall?  Are they a lot taller than your trees currently?).  If they are winter-only, do you have any plans for protection during the rest of the year?

Thanks again.



I got most of my tree from Akiva Silver at Twisted Tree Nursery in western New York. It was the best option in balancing the varieties, proximity and price.

The tree tubes are a year round deal for the first couple of years. They are mostly for deer browse. They are translucent and pretty solid. I got them from TreePro. https://www.treepro.com/miracle-tube-tree-shelters/

I also over-bought when I ordered mine for a quantity discount. If you're only interested in a couple, I would be happy to sell you a few at cost.

Where are you based? I'm just outside of St. Johnsbury.

Thanks,
Morgan



Cool, I'll have to check out Twisted Tree Nursery.  And those tree tubes look pretty keen.  I've been worrying about deer protection exactly, particularly with smaller trees I'm starting.  I'm planning on 30-60 trees this year so I might have to put in an order.  Still weighing the options though...

We're also outside of St. J!  On the northern side by about half an hour.  Just getting started with planting, bought the land about two years ago and focused on the house last year.
 
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Cool. Well, if you're ever interested in checking our place out, just shoot me a message. We're in Peacham.

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