More photos of our healthy, vigorous stock. All photos taken Friday 2 August 2019.
Matt Deivert and Eric Sours toured three key liner suppliers during the second week of August. This is the first of a few posts over the next several weeks highlighting some of the stock we saw.
This time investment is well worth it to put our eyes on our liners for this September and next spring. Not every plant grows the same every year and from one grower to another, so it always makes sense to get out and see what current and future crops are looking like. It also gives us the chance to learn about production practices and new products while providing face-to-face feedback to our liner growers. Overall the liners we saw looked great. Eric will start planting the Tuesday after Labor Day.
A look at the great growth on our stock this summer. All photos taken Friday 2 August 2019.
A selection of some of the great stock we have coming on at the nursery! All photos taken the weekend of 8/9 June 2019..
More scenes of the nursery coming to life in April.
Scenes of the nursery coming to life in April.
Some photos of the nursery coming to life in early April after a long, cold winter!.
These two photos of 3” Quercus falcata are among nine of these trees planted at this data center in Loudoun County, Virginia in a mass planting of over a thousand 3” caliper shade and ornamental trees. We are pleased that some of our native species could find their way onto this commercial site and help provide native species and diversity to the planting mix.
At the end of February, we had our big spring digging push. These photos of the nursery from last Saturday (Sat 9 March 2019) show us moving the dug trees from the fields to the staging areas. As you can see it was very muddy, which has hampered our efficiency in hauling trees for staging and shipping. But the light coating of snow does highlight the great, uniform structure we achieve with our native trees through thoughtful and regular pruning regimens.
Spring digging underway!