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Havenloft Tree NurseryBy Havenloft Tree Nursery
First created
Havenloft Tree NurseryBy Havenloft Tree Nursery
First created
CA$ 309
pledged of CA$ 2,500pledged of CA$ 2,500 goal
12
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 5 2018 7:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

  One of my favorite quotes is “The best time to plant a black walnut was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”
    My project is to fill a small acreage for the planting of a Mixed Black walnut plantation, in the hopes of creating a sustainable timber harvest and nut crop market in eastern Canada.
    I worry that my children wont get to experience nature and being outdoors the same way I did as a child. The work I'm trying to accomplish, is the only thing i can think of to try and keep a sustainable balance between nature and technology in our current world. My version of "What can one person really do?"
    Something as simple as having a tree named after you, hundreds of miles away that could last for decades if not centuries, has a lot of impact. Especially when you receive seeds to plant some yourself.
     The goal amount is the minimum needed to fill an acreage for the size and scale of a mixed walnut plantation. If the goal is met, my company will also be cross-planting Hazelnuts, black cherry and American chestnuts with the backers named walnut trees in order to increase biodiversity and maintain a healthy plantation. The good news is, there is no limit on backers donations. The more that comes in the more land and trees i can plant.
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        A walnut orchard can take time to come into full production, but in turn can produce thousands of nuts per acre in 7-10 years with amounts only increasing. These nuts are already being sold to companies to create a consumer food product or could be resold in bulk directly to farmer’s as a highly nutritious livestock feed.
            Black walnuts are one of the top ten carbon sink trees, with studies showing one tree alone can take over a ton of Carbon out of the atmosphere after 25 years. This is something we sorely need now more than ever with talk on climate change being so prominent.
      The actual plantation layout and how it will get done if we meet goal, is already planned out and ready to go. Most trees will be planted in a 10x10 foot grid system with rows mixed with hazelnuts. they will also be cross planted with American chestnut and black cherry in what are called "Guard rows." This will help mitigate some risks with disease and pest control. 

Example of a walnut orchard
Example of a walnut orchard

 Thank you for your time, It is greatly appreciated. Check out our website at www.havenlofttreenursery.com

Risks and challenges

The challenge is, that the first few years of a plantations life are critical in its overall productivity. I have been growing trees for years and have learned the best practices for maintaining a productive and healthy plantation. This money will help purchase the right kinds of growth assisting equipment, trees and labor to get the plantation going strong.

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    Pledge CA$ 15 or more About $11

    Name on plaque Tier 1

    You can pick a name you want, be it in memorial or your child's name, whatever you like. The name will go on a plaque as a thank you with our company sign. You will also get a digital picture of the plaque once completed.

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    Name a tree Tier 2

    Tier 1 + You also get a plaque to name a tree! Plaques will be attached to the trees support stake. This is the name the tree will be referenced by its entire life. You will receive a digital picture of the specific named tree, with your plaque next to it. (Note-These trees may be eventually marked for sustainable timber use after 30 years)

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    Pledge CA$ 50 or more About $37

    Save a tree, Get some nuts! Tier 3

    Tier 1,2 + Your named tree gets designated a nut bearing tree. This tree will be left as a nut producer and not used eventually for sustainable timber harvesting. Plaque will read Nut tree.
    As well you will receive a package of 6 viable to plant black walnut seeds with planting guide and Certificate.

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $187

    Name a row, Get some nuts! Tier 4

    Tiers 1, 2 + You get to name an entire row! Stake will mark the start of your row, (10 trees), plus you can name each individual tree with a plaque per tree.
    As well you will receive a package of 12 viable to plant black walnut seeds with planting guide. (Note-These trees may be eventually marked for sustainable timber use after 30 years)

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $374

    Save a row, Get some nuts! Tier 5

    Tier 1,3,4 + Your entire row gets designated a nut bearing row and not used eventually for sustainable timber harvesting.
    As well you will receive a package of 12 viable to plant black walnut seeds with planting guide. (only 50 of these available)

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