Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Site

The lot in question is a 50 X 60 parcel located on the east end of Eugene, Oregon and sits on gently sloping land toward the mid-point of the Amazon Creek watershed.

The lot used to be the site of a small creek that ran down from a nearby hill toward the slightly larger Amazon Creek which in turn eventually finds its way into the Willamette River via the Long Tom Creek. Nowadays, the old creek is gone, but the lot remains fairly wet for 6 months of the year.

The riverbottom soil in the lot is pretty good, though can run to clay in spots. We have good west and north sun, partial east and south sun. We get about 40 inches of rain here every year, mostly between the months of November and June. There are very few trees on the lot currently, except for espalliered apples I put in about three years ago along the West and North fence lines.

Basically, it's a blank slate!

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