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Growing hops into a tree

 
David Woodbury
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Location: Portland, OR
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Hello, In all the food forest diagrams you see vines up in trees. I have a 25'-35' Doug fir in my yard I was thinking about growing hops up into and was wondering if anyone has tried this? I guess my question is, will the hops harm the growth of the Doug fir at all?
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Landon Sunrich
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I've got hops growing up something.


Seen here

Goldings at the base of a rhody

Cascades climbing something not dead

note the strategic placement
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August Salmon
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Location: Colorado. San Juan Mountains. Zone 4b and Virginia. Clinch Mountain. Zone 7a..
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I was thinking about trying the same thing. My concerns were, ease of harvest and lack of sunlight. Although growing them on a low tree/shrub like a Rhody would certainly solve the ease of harvest problem.
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