Grape Arbor Shade

When we moved to this property, there were very few trees, so we made a couple of grape arbors to provide quick shade.  Both we and the birds enjoy the fruit.



Trees For Shade and Fruit

We have planted over 800 trees and shrubs to provide shade; food for us, our waterfowl and wild birds; and habitat for wildlife.  This photo includes a row of 30' tall mulberry trees that provide an abundance of berries that fall and are eaten by our ducks and geese.  Because these are seedlings, fruit is produced over 8 to 10 weeks each summer.



Plum Trees

Many of our pens have fruit trees in them which provide shade and windfall fruit for our waterfowl.  This orchard has plum, apple, cherry, persimmon and filbert trees.


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