Mike Barkley wrote:Looks like a nice property Chloe. Welcome to permies. Your land seems to have some significant slope so I suggest marking the contours & taking a good look at the land from a water retention & conservation perspective. Try to figure out where swales will be most effective & maybe save some problems later.
Eric Hanson wrote:Chloe,
Your land looks beautiful. However, judging from the pictures you posted, it looks very shady as well. Is it your plan to plant in the shady area or are you planning on thinning the trees a bit.
If you were going to thin the trees then I would say conserve your wood. Perhaps you can use branches/trunks for building. Maybe you could chip everything up and have lots of mulch. But I would caution against burning. I have learned over the years that wood is almost always valuable if viewed as a resource and there are plenty of people on Permies who wished they had more access to wood.
Just my thoughts, but I am curious if you plan to thin or plant in shade.
Please keep us posted,