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Ronaldo Montoya
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Hi, im gonna start and edible forest garden in a land of 2000 meters ( 78740 inches) but im noobie.

How many trees a land of 2000 meters can support? I need that my forest garden can self generate its own fertility but i also would like to build a little house in the land and have some open space as social space.


How many trees do you think my land can support? Im in a arid tropical climate in a valley in Peru, i have sun all the year and water comming from the river, but it never rains here.

Ive made my list of 11 fruit trees for direct use but maybe im gonna need more trees for indirect use? as dinamic acumulators or nitrogen fixers?


How many trees do you think is a good number?



 
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I can't tell you how many trees your land will support but one way to get an idea is to look at neighboring properties to see how many trees they have.

For every fruit tree there should be 9 support (N-fixing) trees. Once the trees are established, many of those can come out so plant more than you think will fit.
 
Topher Belknap
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Ronaldo Montoya wrote:Hi, im gonna start and edible forest garden in a land of 2000 meters ( 78740 inches) but im noobie.


Do you mean 2000 square meters?

Thank You Kindly,
Topher
 
Ronaldo Montoya
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Yes Topher, square meters.


 
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I really recommend the book "wilderness garden" by Jackie French. It's Australian but I like it very much.
She is talking about groves and nurse trees. Nurse trees are acacias for example. If you are in the drylands it is very important
to plant wind breaks because it is the wind which dries very much. Simply start at one corner, plant something which is likely to survive. Maybe
you plant something from seed. When you plant more trees and shrubs the land can hold more moisture and your fruit trees can survive.
You can mulch with stones too.
 
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Hi Angelika, thanks for the advice , i will get the book.

what do you think about bambus as wind breaks? I also was reading about a tree called casuarina oligodon that grows fast and also fix nitrogen and adds carbon to the soil.

Do you think this will work as wind break? ........ maybe i should create a new thread !



Angelika Maier wrote:I really recommend the book "wilderness garden" by Jackie French. It's Australian but I like it very much.
She is talking about groves and nurse trees. Nurse trees are acacias for example. If you are in the drylands it is very important
to plant wind breaks because it is the wind which dries very much. Simply start at one corner, plant something which is likely to survive. Maybe
you plant something from seed. When you plant more trees and shrubs the land can hold more moisture and your fruit trees can survive.
You can mulch with stones too.
 
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