Staking out the layout
Staking out the layout refers to marking the food forest/orchard rows on the site.
After you cleared the site you can start translating the desired design layout onto the terrain. The process is slightly different whether you are working with a flat or a sloped terrain. On a flat terrain, staking out the layout is simpler and you could do everything without survey tools and on your own.
However on a sloped terrain staking out is a bit more difficult because you are working with contours and curved lines, so you’ll need survey tools and ideally one more person to help you out. This implementation guide outlines how to stake out the layout in both cases.
Once you physically mark the rows on the site, you’ll be able to clearly plan your next steps in the initial soil works.
What you’ll need?
- Carpenter’s level
- A-frame or Rotary level laser
- Wooden stakes, survey pegs or flags.
- String line