The boy scouts planted trees to the west of the 2011 planting area as well as inside the 2011 planting area last year but the mowers cut the area in the fall. They replanted the area to the west of the 2011 area this spring and I put a few of the white tree protectors around the new seedlings over the summer so that the seedlings might get noticed this fall by the mower operator.
The mower operator this fall was more keen sighted than last year and I think the seedlings are safe. The mower operators also decided to leave the pathway around the 2009 area untouched this year so the wild flowers and poplars have invaded the pathway.
The 2014 planting area