Re: Planting trees
Talk to your county extension agent about a plan, not a tree. Example, you plant grafted walnut trees and filberts and berries. The overall plan is reached in 12 years (filberts) but you are into production within a year on your annuals, 3 years on your berries, 5 on your fruit and grafted. I know you are not going full agricultural but you can do the same with your specific goals. Most expect some income before a full sized tree. You can also ask about livestock. Sheep will not eat the woody plants so after the trees are a certain height they will keep it mowed and not eat the bark off the trees (they use that here for the grapes). They will keep the grass from getting 3’ tall and killing off all your small tress (which you plant with guards). Pick a nursery that has all that you need, the shipping on a 1000 plants (200 each variety) may be as much as the plants.
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