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Tree Planting – Winter 2010

Category: Barn Conversion Journal February 12th, 2010 by mbc

I bought 60 hazel and 60 silver birch trees just after the new year started. Planting has been pretty slow going as I’ve been reusing old tree guards and stakes from some replanting of mainly ash trees that took place (I guess) 8 or so years ago.

I chose hazel and ash to provide some variety in amongst the mainly ash existing tress and because quite simply I like both varieties. These are fitting into gaps in the woodland both natural and created (where I’ve cut down some existing trees).

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The first weekend I managed to plant 30 hazel trees and 12 silver birch.

I then potted on ten of each for planting in gaps and filling in where replanting had failed over the next year or so.

Last weekend I managed to get another bunch of mainly silver birch into the ground, that leaves me with 23 silver birch and 16 hazel trees to plant… I’ll try for a final push this weekend if those new tree guards I’ve ordered arrive in time.

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Future Fuel
As I’ve mentioned earlier I have plans to start work this year on managing the small amount (I’d guess at around half and acre) of woodland that I have.

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  1. Building Progress ~ September 2010 | my barn conversion Says:

    […] so the other weekend and ventured into the wood to discover much to my disappointment that many of the trees I planted earlier in the year have died. I think a post-mortem is called for, although I suspect that not enough sunlight was […]

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