Hi all, I have the chance to adopt a pair of italian cypress trees, do these have any place in permaculture? They seem to grow well around here, but are they good for anything besides being tall and pointy?
This year I started planting small conifers in my vegetable garden. Not in the planting beds, but in the awkward corners where weeds tend to get established. They will occupy the space and prevent weeds from growing there. I also really like dwarf conifers.
Some of them are small yews. These types may eventually produce berries to attract birds.
Italian cypress were also highly popular in italian horror movies. Surely the cultural element is a benefit as well.
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