|Aerial view outlining the location of the new cattle panel hedgerow fence.|
From ground level it looks like this:
|The gate to the blueberry corral allows access to both sides of the hedgerow|
|Looking to the left; enough room for a path and wheelbarrow|
|The gate at the bottom is wide enough to drive through.|
|On the other side of the blueberry bush|
|The walk through gate|
I made a long list of planting possibilities ("Planning for Forest Garden Hedgerows"), but of course had to narrow it down to my budget. I decided to start with the canopy layer this spring, since trees are the slowest growing. I'll add shrubs, vines, and ground level forage plants as I'm able.
So far we've planted:
- 1 Asian persimmon
- 2 standard pear trees
- 1 mulberry tree
Ordered but not yet here:
- 2 chestnut trees
- 2 aronia shrubs
I chose only varieties described as resistant to drought, heat, and disease.
I've already transplanted (from our property):
- a wild rose bush
- 4 hazelnuts
Still to transplant:
Hopefully this fall I'll be able to add more from my list. For now, I'm just happy to get a start on this project.