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#1 Buzz Buzzard

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:38 PM

But it is doable.
Three crews of two people took 5.5 hours.
I'm spent.
1k trees.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:38 PM

Beer is indicated.


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

So, in seven years you should net around 20k or more, correct? I know land isn't cheap, but that's a decent side gig.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:46 PM

20 for bulk sales, u cut 70 to 100 a tree.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:46 PM

How big were the seedlings? Only tree farms around here that make money are the old 'cut your own' that have been around forever, or the giant farms in far northern Maine that cut/cater/ship to boston/NYC
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:49 PM

They recommend 1500 per acre. I'm not anywhere near that dense.
Later on I'll backfill in.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:50 PM

What kind of trees?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

20 for bulk sales, u cut 70 to 100 a tree.

The u cut is nice, but you need to staff it for December and have other stuff like a Santa, a few tame animals, etc. We've been cutting our own my whole life, it's great fun but I have to assume that all the extra stuff eats away at the price premium pretty quick.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:53 PM

There is a shortage of farms growing trees right now.
I need something on the land, it might get me an agricultural tax break, it is not ugly at any point in the year, I might make a little money. It is a no brainer.
Wreaths and other crap is an extra in 30% sales.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:54 PM

What kind of trees?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:56 PM

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 04:58 PM

20 for bulk sales, u cut 70 to 100 a tree.


Holy shite. <10 up here for bulk, u-cut is 25 or 30, and a buy-in-the-parking lot pre-cut tree is 35-40 (maybe 50 for a 10' {tho})
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:01 PM

I honestly can't remember.
Today's plants came from FL department of agriculture.
45 bucks for a thousand bare root seedlings.
About a foot root and all.
I can't remember the name.
Its native here and a proven type per the smart folks we've consulted.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:10 PM

Did you use a planting bar?


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:16 PM

Let me know if you wanna borrow that planter when you do Kentucky.

I ordered my 200 this week.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:35 PM

I don't think Santa lives in a place where moss grows on trees.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:44 PM

That foreground tree has some crazy pubes.
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:46 PM

That foreground tree has some crazy pubes.

Santa crabs
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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:47 PM

That's pretty cool. When we bought our place, we spent two days trying to put 1000 Norway Spruce 2-2 transplants into the ground before we starting using dibbles versus digging holes.

 

Based on your comments in this thread, is there a plan to start up a tree farm? 


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Posted 12 January 2019 - 05:51 PM

Let me know if you wanna borrow that planter when you do Kentucky.
I ordered my 200 this week.

I am likely to do so.
Although surprisingly it went way faster than I thought it would.
I think we averaged .6 minutes a plant per team.

That's pretty cool. When we bought our place, we spent two days trying to put 1000 Norway Spruce 2-2 transplants into the ground before we starting using dibbles versus digging holes.
 
Based on your comments in this thread, is there a plan to start up a tree farm?

Yes a small step in to test growing Christmas trees.
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