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Posted by Rob in Washougal, WA on 4/11/2015

Its day 10 of being new property owners and we had decided it would be 'move-in' day. We rented a U haul truck, made a trip to a nursery we found on Craigslist and filled the truck with trees. Leyland Cypress are prolific growers so we bought 110 of them and set out to get them all in the ground. Our daughter brought a friend and the 4 of us got busy digging holes with the auger and planting. 


We stopped on the way at HomeDepot and got 2 pallets of steer manure/compost bags that would make it easy to put good soil in each hole. 

Our backs were hurting by the time it was all done but every tree got planted!

Now, someone might ask, are we crazy? You don't even have a driveway, water, shed, ANYTHING, but your putting in trees?! And the answer would be yes! In the Pacific Northwest, the best planting season is typically March/April, and in 2015 winter seemed to end early and spring started quick, so we figured if we were going to do any planting for a privacy screen from neighbors and just our own piece of mind, we wanted to get the trees in quick along 2 sides of the property so they would have the best chance of survival. We like looking years down the road and wanted a privacy screen already going on the 2 most open sides of the property. There were already fences on those sides, but nothing solid green. 

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