I was coming to the trend to ask a question about land working before planting. Like a lot of people know by now, We have old fields that are now growing wild with a lot of grass of all kind. I was woundering if it is really necessary to wok and mulch to come to bare land before planting since I have a HUUUUGE land. Then I read this post...I guess now I can do without
@Zach: Unfortunately, pawpaws are basically impossible to propagate via any method other than seed... but I'll be watching for fruit. The blueberries? I'll totally take some cuttings after they're done fruiting, hopefully with the lot-owner's permission.
Isabelle, You're very welcome. I don't bother clearing much when I plant... just enough to make sure my up-and-coming trees don't get overwhelmed. Grass and woods are in a constant battle... a truce between prarie and woodland seems to be the goal for highest food forest productivity. I actually wrote a little on avoiding the "scorched earth" mentality here: