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April 01, 2023

I've been watching with interest the Watershed Coalition people planning and planting a shelterbelt of many different species of plants that like seasonal inundation.

These are things like poplars of several kinds, willows and red osier dogwood, among others.

April 1 2023

The preparation for this started with the construction of over 100 wire cages for the plants, each one about one foot in diameter and four feet tall. These will protect the little trees from deer and sheep damage until they're established and can withstand pruning.

In time, the trees will root in and hold the bank in place, preventing it from washing away in the spring freshet. For the near future, they'll have drip irrigation to help them get established, a stake to hold the cages in place, and lots of sunshine.

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