Tyler Ludens wrote:Or you could grow trees from seed....which is not expensive.....
Bobby Eshleman wrote:
Do you know if there are any examples or research to show the deficiency of only cycling annual/shallow crops? Toby Hemenway says that ALL agriculture is destructive. He uses mesopatamia, the dust bowl, etc all as examples, but I am under the impression that these situations did not use cover cropping, rotations, contouring, etc...
Tyler Ludens wrote:I tend to not agree with that, as trees grow here in nature from seed without a big hole. They grow on rock ledges with just a tiny bit of soil.
Paul Cereghino wrote:Best landscape practice as recommended by the local ag extension office (WSU) recommends modifying the soil profile, but not the planting hole so that plant adapt to native soil conditions, and points to cases where transplants fail to root outside the amended planting hole.
Bobby Eshleman wrote:Troyka,
Would you say that ideally tree growth ought to be a goal anywhere, despite certain conditions requiring significant soil building? Either way i'd be curious to hear why, as well.
Bobby Eshleman wrote:Do annual rotations inevitably yield a net-loss of nutrients? Does the nature of tropical zone nutrient loss apply to temperate zones?
M Troyka wrote:
Trees in central texas are all short and stubby