While we managed to get the first load of seedlings into the ground and all settled in, the east wind and freezing weather forecasted may mean an end for the late fall planting. I’ll have to see what happens after this week to judge if another load would be able to be planted next week after temps moderate.
Ideally we would have started a week to ten days earlier, that would have been when the seedlings were in early dormant stage. It is good, however to get the amount of trees in when we did before the colder weather moved in. There still will be opportunities to continue the riparian planting in January and February and can go as late as March depending on weather patterns during that time.