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I have a group of black pine in the northwest corner of my yard that I planted ten years ago for a windbreak. They are too close together for much to grow in between, but musk strawberries are really thriving around the edges. I cut one pine to improve visisbility while backing out of the driveway and found a nice surprise, two seedling black raspberries, around a year old, I'd guess. They couldn't have had much light, so probably stunted. I assume the seeds passed through a bird since my raspberry planting is 30 yards away and on the other side of the house. I've had them about 12 years. I've never noticed a seedling before. Maybe it's not that unusual? It'll be interesting to see if they're much different than the parents.
 
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Mark Shepard in his book "Restoration Agriculture" and in his forest ecology course talks a lot about plant communities including those for pines. Mark focuses mostly on pines that produce nuts but not only. I do not know how it is for Nevada, but for a colder regions I'm interested in the plant community that goes along with pines was:
- Pines
- Crab apple
- Siberiam Pea Shrub
- Blackberries
- Raspberries
- Mullberry
- Nanking Cherry
- Serviceberries
- Rose hips
- Haskaps
- Lingonberry
- Crowberry
- Cranberry
 
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blueberries, huckleberries, kinnikinnik, boxwood, prince's pine, usnea, alders,  
 
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I went with black landscape morels in the middle, musk strawberries and honey berries around the edges. I need something else that's only around 18" to put in the strawberries. It has to be short to not block the view of the street when I'm backing out.
 
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low bush wild blueberry.

Transplants of cabbage/brassicas?
 
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