Tagged Alnus rubra
This weekend we dropped a few 15 year old Red alder trees to increase sunlight for our first ever potato patch.
Felling a tree is bittersweet. I love these alders: they were our first source of shade in a mostly barren yard, and they attract all kinds of little birds. I also love the light that grows vegetables, and I could see the difference in moonlight the night after these alders came down. Fortunately we have several more alders growing 50 feet away, and new saplings sprout in flower beds every year.
We will be using these alder branches for compost, and the trunks will edge garden beds and paths. May our golden, red, and purple potatoes be plentiful so that the alders do not fall without good purpose.
Monday Morning Muse
Happy Spring to my northern friends, and Happy Autumn to my southern friends!
Learn more about Federation Forest State Park and the White River Watershed near Mount Rainier.
Blog Break: See You in September
I’m taking a little break from blogging and tweeting while I focus on other projects.
More from me next month – Autumn approaches!