It may not look it, but the top photo is of an apple tree. We had ordered 3 apple trees earlier this fall from Stark Bro’s Nursery and Orchards. They arrived last week and we got them into the ground just before snow started falling. Thankfully, just a very light snow that did not last long.
We tend to have a large number of deer that roam through the place, which prompted the uber-protection that the trees have received. Their trunks have hard plastic drainage tubing wrapped around to protect against deer damage, such as this:
This is a tulip tree, located very near to the three new apple trees. This is a sturdy tree that is already about 15 feet tall. After seeing this, I figured the tiny new apple trees need all the help they can get during their first few years with us.
The white billowy thing on the top is lightweight garden fabric that will allow air, light and water through. It is often used as frost protection to extend the vegetable garden season, but I am hoping that it will prevent the deer from munching on the small branches of the trees.
The funniest thing to me is the sight that anyone will see when they first pull into our place. My husband calls them the Alien Radio Antennae.