As with most nurseries, the busiest time of year for us is the spring planting season, which typically begins in February and continues through May. Some planting is also done in the fall, shortly after the fields are tilled and fumigated, readying the grounds for production. Approximately 7,500 trees are planted annually, a significant increase over the small number we were planting when the nursery was first established. Over the years we have devised a strategic field layout that suits our tree-growing operation. We lay out the field with trees spaced three, four, or five feet apart, depending on the variety, in rows that are eight feet apart.