Well I have started phase 2 of the orchard project. Last fall all the old trees were removed, burned, stumps pulled with an excavator, area renovated with a power box rake, fertilized/seeded and 8' deer proof fence installed. Orchard expansion project | Firewood Hoarders Club Phase 2 is now underway. This entailed planting 251 trees, then building a trellis utilizing 12.5 gauge high tensile wire to support the trees. 1/2" EMT Conduit is then installed and wired to the support wire to stabilize. Then the trees will be tied to the conduit with a banding machine, (hasn't come in yet) and the limbs tied horizontal to the high tensile wire. Drain tile was installed around the trees to keep herbicide off the trees, keep mulch off the trunks and stop rodent damage in the Winter. Mulch will be applied next week. Here is some pics of the progress: This was 4/22 Pics today of conduit installed and wired: The little devils are flowering, not good they will get sprayed with thinner to knock the blossoms off. Old area reseeded and will get more expansion in the future. Grass didn't come in well due to extreme dryness.