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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.
 
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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