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Wild Hair Alpacas LLC

Livestock for the New West

Peter & Barbara Ziek
5815 Mountain Shadow ViewColorado Springs, CO 80908
719-330-7349 (pz cell), 719-331-0609 (bz cell)
Fax: 707-220-1052

Building an Orchid Tree

Do you like working on 3-D jigsaw puzzles?

For many years now people have come to our house/farm and been surprised by the “Orchid Tree” in our greenhouse entry way. This document will describe how we built a tree. It assumes you have a space where you can erect a tree without damaging your existing home or greenhouse.
Step 1. The basic underlying support for the tree is a 4-5” round post that is 8’ long. Bury the post at least 18-24” into the ground. For the most stable post fill the hole around the post with about a half bag (30 ... Full article >