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Aforestation of the stickery kind
« on: April 15, 2013, 11:49:21 PM »
Thought you might like to see a different kind of tree farm.


 

 
It's tough to work in an ugly place.


 

 
Neighbors.


 

 
Small trees.


 

  
Staging for planting.


 

 
The results speak for themselves. ;D
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Re: Aforestation of the stickery kind
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 11:53:02 PM »
Beautiful!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 11:56:03 PM »
Thanks Jay. We are working on it. The redtail pair keeps bombing us while we work though. We will work it out. :)
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 04:08:50 AM »
Yes it is a mighty fine looking place. Must grow "trees" for a living? Sell all sizes?
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 08:20:05 AM »
Beautiful pictures. I imagine it's a little on the warm side but very rewarding.
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 08:21:38 AM »
85 and sunny.  :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 09:22:59 AM »
Well put. We started in 2007. Hoping to have 3 footers in 3 more years. After that we will produce 3-6 footers. Long wait for a paycheck, but we hope it will be worth it eventually. Thanks for the kind thoughts. ;D
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013, 09:28:32 AM »
Fine pictures. :)
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2013, 09:29:23 PM »
Twenty feet high in the side of a cactus
I see a hole where the butcher bird stays
If mortals could choose and if heaven should ask us
Here's where I'd want to spend all of my days


now if someone can id that lyric (w/o googling it  :) ) i'll send them some walnut.   ;D  your post made me think of this song, one of my favorites.

great pics btw
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« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 12:25:57 AM »
Thanks guys. I'll update as they grow up. :)
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Re: Aforestation of the stickery kind
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 11:59:21 AM »
I did have to google those lyrics.  I love Marty Robbins but I've never heard that song before.  Thank you for sharing it.

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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 12:17:01 PM »
I was in your town last Sunday mesquite.   Beautiful weather this time of year.  Been in AZ almost three weeks and not quite ready to head back to winter yet.

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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2013, 05:29:42 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2013, 10:18:31 PM »
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I love Marty Robbins but I've never heard that song before.  Thank you for sharing it.

yep, marty robbins is the man.  if you like him you should get the album return of the gunfighter, which is where that lyric is from.   i picked it up on vinyl for like $3.  there are some absolutely sublime songs on there.   :)
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2013, 03:42:42 PM »
Nice forest.
I was in Tucson in the Spring 1971 visiting family friends,it's funny after all those years in my mind/memories I can still smell the desert smells just like it was a few minutes ago.
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2013, 05:03:15 PM »
The best is right after a thunderstorm in the summer, or after a slow, warm, winter storm.
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Re: Aforestation of the stickery kind
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2013, 05:49:12 AM »
Nice operation. I don't know what the market is down there for cactus, but looks like an interesting venture.

There is an old doctor from up here who always kept Christmas tree farms here and had wood cut off various woodlots he bought over the years and also planted spruce and had thinning done (brush saw work) on some of the cuts. But he always wintered down in AZ every year. He's probably down there to stay these days as he would be real old now. He used to practice medicine in northern Maine, but his name is a common one in the area he owned land on. I don't know if he came from here, but I think so. He has family in southern NB, so I assume they were from here.
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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2013, 08:56:44 AM »
I watched a program years ago,Dirty Jobs,?? and they was digging up catus plants and putting them on lawns. They would dig up whatever size that someone would pay for. Seem like the ones I saw was 8-10 feet tall. I forgot how they dug them out.
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2013, 10:42:10 AM »
For the big ones like that they build a tipper/cradle on the back of a truck, back up to the cactus, secure to the cradle, and dig it up. They don't need a lot of roots to recover. They just do the reverse when they plant them. Smaller stuff like we are growing a couple of guys can just pick up with some garden hose or old carpeting.
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« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2013, 10:47:33 AM »
I forgot how they dug them out.
For the big ones like that they build a tipper/cradle on the back of a truck, back up to the cactus, secure to the cradle, and dig it up. They don't need a lot of roots to recover. They just do the reverse when they plant them. Smaller stuff like we are growing a couple of guys can just pick up with some garden hose or old carpeting.

Huh...I thought the answer was "very carefully!"   ;) :D  Very cool (hot?) operation MB. :)

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