Tyler Ludens wrote:Thanks, Abe, I will definitely be looking to include those in the forest. Anything that can grow on its own in your area should do well here.
Steve Farmer wrote:Here are my 5 main desert support species:
The above are nitrogen fixers.
I am also putting in delonix regia and hybrid poplars as wind breaks
prickly pear and aloe vera are going in to provide fencing & more ground cover without needing irrigation
I'm just starting to try blackberries out as a ground cover/mulch. Not sure if they will get eaten, the lizards and rabbits here are pretty tough and desperate for anything green
Not a support species, but am putting in figs. As well as providing fruit, they hold the world record for having the deepest roots, so I'm expecting them to be beneficial, so maybe should be classed under "support"?