I wasn’t sure where to post this, if there’s a better place please let me know. I’m wanting to plant some trees on my place (I live a few miles off the interstate down around Wayne, so you know my climate). Up around my house, which is on a hill that’s the hardest clay you’ve ever seen, I’d like to do some evergreens, thinking loblolly or short leaf pine, for year round greenery and assistance with blocking the wind (whatever the wind is on my phones weather app, it’s usually double or more at my front step). I won’t do cedars because they’re too destructive. Down in my bottom I’d like to plant paper shell pecans, as I’ve already got a scattering of fully mature natives (and had more before the wind ripped them out of the ground, roots and all). Then when I find the time I’d like to have a small orchard if that’s doable in this region. I have been looking at ordering the Pine trees from the forestry service in Goldsby. Has anyone ever used them? Is it better to order containerized seedlings at a significant price increase, or the much cheaper bare-root seedlings? And has anyone have any experience with the other ideas I’ve listed? I’ve been around agriculture all my life, and though not an expert I have a solid working knowledge of most things that grow. Trees, however, are new to me, and I’d like to start out on the right foot if I can. Any help is greatly appreciated.