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Old March 22, 2018   #91
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What do you grow?? Given your user name......land management for wildlife??
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Old March 23, 2018   #92
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What do you grow?? Given your user name......land management for wildlife??
Native plants, herbs, and of course tomatoes.
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Ahhh, I look forward to the witch hazel flowers in the spring. The native chestnuts die back and regrow here. That disease has really destroyed those lovely trees. A few wild nuts here and there on the property. Ive been waiting 25 years for a young nut tree to grow up and give nuts. Nothing yet.
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Ordered rootstock and scions. Only a conpany in WA still has stock for sale this late in the season. Now to get grafting supplies together.
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Old March 24, 2018   #95
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Ahhh, I look forward to the witch hazel flowers in the spring. The native chestnuts die back and regrow here. That disease has really destroyed those lovely trees. A few wild nuts here and there on the property. Ive been waiting 25 years for a young nut tree to grow up and give nuts. Nothing yet.

Did you know 1/4 of all trees in your part of the US was at one time chestnut trees.
More than likely planted and taken care of by Indians long before the discovery of America.

I would give anything to have a floor made from this beautiful wood.
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I saw this video and now I want a Twenty One Apple, but not finding one. I guess I am too late.
http://www.pbs.org/video/farm-fork-w...apple-project/
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Did you know 1/4 of all trees in your part of the US was at one time chestnut trees.
More than likely planted and taken care of by Indians long before the discovery of America.

I would give anything to have a floor made from this beautiful wood.
Sad but true. Disease was imported and our native AMerican chestnut cant handle the new disease. THe Euopean tree has been introduced. The half AMerican-half Euopean are maybe resistant-- tree by tree apparently.

Oh what a lovely floor that "wood" be!
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I saw this video and now I want a Twenty One Apple, but not finding one. I guess I am too late.
http://www.pbs.org/video/farm-fork-w...apple-project/
Plan for next year. Get the site picked out and prep for next spring. One year is not long in the life of a fruit tree.

FYI, I planted several apple trees, and grafted 9 scion varieties on g.222 rootstock. Take a little time picking what you need for rootstock. THe smaller dwarf and semidwarf need watering in a drought. An established seedling is a tree that can withstand deought better as the roots head very deep. Worth investing the time in both best rootstock and scionwood ( variety) that will do well for you. ANd plan on at least two. ( ANd with hundreds of varieties, two is often not enough. SO if you have room, make a long term plan for more than 2. grin.

ps. the two need to bloom at the same time for pollination.

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https://www.willisorchards.com/categ...s#.WvCTUkgvy02

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5aV9QWWef8
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Here is a list to make you drool. These are Maine apples. read the history of how each one is special. While not all these will live in your zone. Perhaps you will find the perfect apple tree to plant !

https://www.fedcoseeds.com/trees/?listname=apples
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