Our ramshackle rig worked well enough. We planted 500 trees lickety-split that day.
The blade cuts a trench in the newly plowed soil, while the plant man (with big beard and Yankees hat) sticks the baby trees in the ground.
You can see how the crumbly soil acts rather like a fluid as it flows around the blades and fills in the hole quickly.
A couple lads who follow on foot do the tamping dance to secure the tree and give the roots good contact.
If the driver gets going too fast, it all falls apart and we call time out.
You can pick honeycrisp apples off these trees around 2018.
Going to be a popular corner of the farm. See you there and then.