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Re: anyone planting trees this spring?

There are some types of Alder (Olsza) that like wet soils.

Have you access to a local botanist at a school or a forester (lesny)? Half of these are quite wonkish and will enjoy giving advice. The other half have lost their passion for their jobs. Good luck.

Re: anyone planting trees this spring?

thanks for the alder tip ... the forester where we buy our treelings isn't very friendly ... very old-style "nie ma" for those who get the point ...

but i do believe we have it self-seeding too (tho' it's not as prolific as the willow (is anything) or even the birch). i'll be out trawling The Swamp (ok, the boggy area) soon - things tend to root easily there though it's too wet for them to establish a deep root system.

it's still very early here - my forsythia is just about opening though it's been out for about 10 days down in wrzeszcz. there's a huge magnolia soulangeana in town on my way to work and it's still firmly closed too.

and the farmers have just started ploughing for spring crops.

staring unenthusiastically at a DC power supply, wishing she was out digging in the garden.

Re: anyone planting trees this spring?

I'm just back from a trip to Greece - the lemon trees are flowering and the scent is sweet and spicy. The citrus trees have both blossom and ripe fruits on them at the same time - two crops a year.
The fields and roadsides are full of anemones - deep red colours, like poppies on steroids. The greens are astonishing - there's nothing like a Mediterranean spring.

Re: anyone planting trees this spring?

We have planted what looks like Scots Pine. 30 of them. Each about 1 m high.