mule tree wrote:
do be mindful of osage orange. it's a great plant for some things, but the young ones have spines that'll pop a tractor (or wheel barrow) tire and once established they're fairly near unmovable.
Paul Cereghino wrote:
My NW pasture goes pretty quickly to evergreen blackberry and canada thistle, which can be lovely, but also changes how you relate to the field. Cutting it once a year selects for different species, and multiple cuts for another set again. Letting it grow selects for different species. What is already there tells you who is already in position to benefit or be hurt by the management regime you select... so I'd agree with others on the value of first understanding who is there.