Filed under: Fall, Farm, harvest, Minnesota, planting, Trees | Tags: Emerald Ash Borer, farm, harvest, Minnesota, nature, Planting, trees
It seems that I always have trees that are dying around here, and their space must be filled. Our yard lost a birch tree last winter and I did not get the space filled until just now. The tree is a flowering pear. It’s leaves are a dark red green and while it has great flowers in the spring, it produces little or no fruit, just right for our yard.
I have been trying to keep many different tree varieties in our yard. When I moved here the place was elms and ash with a few maples. Dutch elm ended the life of our elm trees so most of the trees replaced were green ash. Now with the Emerald Ash Borer moving into Minnesota I am planting other trees whenever I can. We have a wide variety so I should never be without trees to slow the prairie winds. Fall is an excellent time to plant trees. I hope you are planting your share.
So there you have it, day 20 of the 30 day challenge. I already know what eight of the remaining subjects are going to be, I should be able to finish this challenge off. Hope you are enjoying finding out what farmers do after the harvest is over.
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