Over the next five years we will be planting many more trees as we transition the farm into permaculture. Our main over-story trees will be chestnuts and walnuts. Last Saturday Lorraine and I went to the Felix Gillet nursery in San Juan. We picked up four grafted American chestnuts. These are the original chestnuts that were destroyed by chestnut blight in the rest of the country. California's dry climate means they can still grow here. We will use these as mother plants to have fruiting (scion), wood to graft onto chestnut rootstock for the many more trees we will need.
These are bare root trees waning they are not in pots. I have covered them in wet burlap to keeps the roots moist. We planted them on Monday.