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Will buried poplar or aspen rounds sprout?

 
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So I collected a bunch of tree rounds after a big windstorm last year. Today I started digging the trench to bury them in. But my friend warned me that poplar can sprout! The wood sat outside in the snow all winter, I don't think its dry yet though.

Am I going to regret burying this stuff under soil? I think it's aspen. I hear it's hard to get rid of.
 
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Hello!

Many types of trees in that family can sprout and root under similar conditions. Just to be safe, I would season the wood enough that it dies on a cellular level before burying it, if invasive sprouting is a possibility. Maybe before you bury it, make some mushroom totems with the rounds, and let them go for a year before you bury them. Then you can get a mushroom harvest before they become part of your hugel project.

Hope that helps!
 
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Oh wow, mushrooms are a really good idea. I had just recently started learning about that very topic! Thanks


I can bury some other older wood in the mean time I guess. I have some small piles I can use. I'm glad I didn't dig the entire trench yet then. eek!
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