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Forum topic by Kindlingmaker posted 09-14-2009 08:21 PM 915 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Kindlingmaker

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09-14-2009 08:21 PM

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I have been collecting seeds, starting them, growing trees and planting them for several decades. I like doing this and the trees I plant will be here long after I am gone. Do you plant trees?

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings


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#1 posted 09-14-2009 08:58 PM

Well I don’t collect seeds but I have good sources of seedling. I plant some every Spring and in the past 14 years I have planted about 600 trees on my property (14 acres). Mostly Douglas fir, Ponderosa Pine, Western Red Cedar, and Alder. None of them will mature before I stop exhaling CO-2 but I hope someone will appreciate them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 09-15-2009 07:54 AM

I don’t grow from seed. Right now I have too many trees so I’m in the thinning stage:-)) Does that count? There won’t be any if they are too thick!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 12:09 AM

The prettiest thing about a tree is what you do with it after you cut it down :)

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 12:18 AM

I planted two pears this spring and I’m thinking of planting a Butternut in the front yard and a Magnolia in the back. Figuring out where to put a peach and prickly ash will eat up the rest of my space.

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 03:49 AM

...there is the wild areas that seedlings can be planted for the future generations… Many folks are planting and many more are needed to plant. When I was a Boy Scout in the 60’s we planted trees every year. I went to look for those trees a few years back and looked and looked and could not find them then realized that the trees that I was standing under was the trees that we planted all those long years ago…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 04:14 AM

maybe we could promote LJ’s getting together and planting trees in their neck of the woods…

How do you find out about stuff like this?

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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