New Trees !! June, 2003
At the same time we undertook the Jacuzzi Project
we decided to plant a bunch of trees. The yard was essentially barren when we moved in,
and we both decided that some trees, as many as possible in fact, were desired.
I wanted to get the trees in the ground as soon after we bought the house as possible,
so made it the priority "2nd year" project (after doing a bunch
of stuff in the first year, including refurbishing the kitchen, painting the house,
replacing toilets, building the music studio and landscaping the front yard).
Below you can see a panorama I put together that also points out each tree name.
You can click on the trees or descriptions to get a bigger picture of each tree,
or you can click here to view a larger version
of the panorama.
Because of the large amount of labor involved, and the fact that I personally
wanted to do the Jacuzzi project (which you can see is started in the above picture),
I elected to use a contractor to get the trees into the ground. After interviewing
a number of Landscapers, we selected a well regarded one here in town. The project also
involved the automation of the entire sprinkler system (10 valves), installing a new
dedicated sprinkler line to the trees, and cutting drainage holes in the
retaining wall for the Avocados. All of the work was accomplished in one week, while
I also started the Jacuzzi project.
We also wanted to make sure that we took pictures of the baby trees. So here
they are! Eight new trees in one week.