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Food forest in an existing forest

 
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I'm enjoying this video by David the Good.  I'm trying to establish a food forest in an existing woodland, and I think David has some great advice about coppicing existing trees, retaining their usefulness while keeping them from shading everything else out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS7kAdKM0Fw
 
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In spite of the challenges, I am very grateful that I ended up with a field. It's a blank slate and I don't have to grapple with some of these issues, or with choosing what to cut down and what to leave. But there are pros and cons to every site I suppose
 
Just put the cards in their christmas stocking and PRESTO! They get it now! It's like you're the harry potter of permaculture. richsoil.com/cards
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