Growing Trees in gravel for healthy roots and easy planting
The following photos show the installation and planting of 66 trees in pea gravel for rapid root growth and soil-less out-planting. The project is in it's 2nd year and the trees will be harvested and are for sale now. The trench is 250' long x 4' wide x 18" deep - dug in a straight line for easy viewing. Excavation by DirtWorks, Olympia.
10 mil liner
Sump pump setup for recycling of water or distribution on fields.
Installing pea gravel
Stabilizing wires installed
Golden Globe Dogwood
This alpine fir was potted for 5 years. It struggled but is doing pretty well at year 2 in the gravel bed.