Tree Updates – Progress on the Site

New Red Maple Tree - No, this cage was not tall enough to keep deer from stripping it of all of it's leaves. Luckily, I caught it and double caged the tree and it was able to regrow all new leaves. 2017-2018 was an odd year - we had almost no snow all winter and … Continue reading Tree Updates – Progress on the Site

Growing an Illinois Everbearing Mulberry in zone 4A

Mulberries are fantastic trees. They grow quickly, they can provide pollen for insects, and they produce abundant fruit. On top of all that, the leaves are also edible. Many northern generations were saved by eating high protein mulberry leaves and/or feeding them to livestock (and high protein hackberries....but I digress.) There are, of course, a … Continue reading Growing an Illinois Everbearing Mulberry in zone 4A