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Take look at this website for detailed info re: cultivation of chestnut trees. The article includes site selection, planting instructions for direct seeding or starting seedlings in pots, maintenance of your orchard, deer control strategies, pest and pathogen info, fertilization and watering requirements. They also list some other websites for further information.
Here's a You Tube video. It covers food value, timber value, feed value for livestock, medicinal uses.
Categories: Urban and Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Commercial Farming, Home Page Highlight, Small Family Farm Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Spokane Food Sustainability Projects, Community Food Forest Projects, Plant and Tree Profiles, Trees, Websites
I've discovered a Facebook Group titled Tree Hay. There's a good discussion on the Regarians Facebook page re: pollarding trees to feed animals. Take a look at this YouTube video too.
Categories: Permaculture Guide, Food Forests, Home Page Highlight, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Trees, Bushes, Goats, Cattle, Sheep, Holistic Management, Websites
Here is an excellent resource if you are interested in agroforestry to include in your permaculture food forest.
Categories: Food Forests, Trees, Bushes, Education Resources
Tags: Trees, Food Forest
We live on 1.5 acres in the Spokane Valley. We have lived here 35 years. For the most part we have kept the place free of toxic chemicals. We have three 60 year old apple trees, two 60 year old sweet cherry trees, and a lovely, old plum tree. The fruit on that tree is like honey, no bitterness under the skin. There is also a 25 year old Black Walnut that produces a lot of nuts. We just have to figure out how to liberate the nut meats from the outer hull. Our rhubarb, raspberries and horseradish are well established. All the other fruit bearing trees are 10 years old and younger.
Categories: Urban and Suburban Gardens, Local Projects, Spotlight Projects, Small Family Farm Projects, Family Urban/Suburban Gardens, Food Forests, Large Farm/Ranch Projects, Trees, Animal Profiles and Husbandry Tips, Chickens, Holistic Management
Tags: Our food forest in various stages
Categories: Plant and Tree Profiles, Trees, Bees, Chickens, Goats, Rabbits, Cattle, Ducks and Geese, Sheep, Websites
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