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Best Time To Plant Evergreen Trees

April 6, 2013 Leave a comment

The best time to plant trees is in the early spring and the fall.

I may use a lot of wood from fallen trees, but I also plant many evergreen trees from seedlings in around the Guelph, Rockwood area.

If the weather is hot and dry you must make sure you can water your trees.

Some evergreen trees like the Colorado Blue Spruce can withstand a mild drought, and once they are established, the roots will grow deep into the earth to seek water.

Fertilize your trees in the early spring to give them a boost for rapid growth and good health.

The way that I plant ball and burlap tree is to keep the wire cadge and the burlap on the tree and bury the tree up to the top of the burlap.

If you are planting your trees in a windy area, you may need to stake the tree. After a year or 2 the stakes may be removed.

Happy spring and happy planting

Little house on the back road near Rockwood

March 24, 2012 3 comments

Little house on the back road near Rockwood

This house has a interesting type of paint job.
It’s not too far from where I live here in Rockwood.

Stormy Sunset In Rockwood

March 24, 2012 3 comments

Stormy Sunset In Rockwood

My weather station in the sunset

March 23, 2012 2 comments

My weather station in the sunset

This is a photo of my weather station.
The wind was blowing and the sunset looked great
I took this photo on my farm in Rockwood last winter from the window of my wood shop.

Wood water wheel in Eden Mills, Ontario

March 23, 2012 3 comments

Wood water wheel in Eden Mills, Ontario

This wood water wheel is not too far from where I live (Rockwood)
I drive by it from time to time, so I thought it would make a good picture.
It was take with my Nikon D90 with a 18-105 lens.

Wood shed with the red roof

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Wood shed with the red roof

The wooden barn board shed is still standing with a newer roof

Rockwood Sunset

March 23, 2012 3 comments

Rockwood Sunset

I took this shot from my deck while I was on the BBQ cooking up some great hamburgers