Jessie and Eric have started a tree nursery. We won’t be selling millions of trees a year but instead are concentrating on three things: broadleaves with very local provenance, walnuts and soft fruit bushes.
We have rotavated some of the paddock – something we try and do as little as possible. But it won’t be rotavated again as we will then cover it with well rotted manure and woodchip paths around each bed. This combination should help to reduce the weed burden and the woodchip will eventually rot down provide nutrients for the tree roots.