"Is performing a tree-massacre necessary to turn my yard into a permaculture garden?"
Nick Blonigen wrote:It's funny how many people here think you can garden between those silver maples. I have a half-dozen silver maples in my side yard, about 40 ft tall, and my first thought was a wooded 1/4 acre under them. No such luck. That area has the driest soil, despite the shade, no matter how much mulch I apply. I'm finally having half of them removed this fall, and the others next year.
Silver maples are water hogs of the worst degree.