Good morning Andrew!
"However, I am replacing some of these trees in my own system. I am leaving almost all the oaks, and some of the beech, and planting chinese chestnut, siberian pea shrub, and saskatoon. These plants will be widely spaced so that this is more of a savannah-style orchard. I am also planting a dense windbreak of osage orange and korean stone pine. We will see what happens. "
How did your Beech, Chestnut, Siberian pea and Saskatoon do in the manure-covered hill side?