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Joshua Trees as wood base in southern CA??

 
Wade Whiddon
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Living here in Joshua Tree, CA (Mojave desert), there are not many real trees to be found. But we have a few the joshua "trees". Does anyone know how well these tree branches/stumps would work for one's hugelkultur wood?

It is quite soft and may break down faster than other, harder woods. Has anyone done this before?
 
Adriaan van Roosmalen
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In the Hugles-HOT-Drylands discussion, the conclusion is that hugel beds don't work well in hot arid climates. The alternative is to bury organic material but not create a hill, or hugel.

The same thread mentions a permaculture group in JoshuaTree. Maybe you could contact them.
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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