• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Burra Maluca
stewards:
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Miles Flansburg
  • Devaka Cooray
garden masters:
  • Dave Burton
  • Anne Miller
  • Daron Williams
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • James Freyr
  • Bryant RedHawk

spiffy: Use trees in mutualistic ways to satisfy basic human needs  RSS feed

 
Posts: 58
Location: Eastern Great Lakes lowlands, zone 4/5
11
building forest garden trees wood heat woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This thread follows the format laid out by the spiffy thread

This is mainly focused on different actionable ways to satisfy physiological human needs using trees, in ways which are of mutual benefit to both humans and trees.

Please use just one link per post.
Please use the "thumbs up" for the posts you like the most.
Please take discussion to other threads, this thread is just for links and a quick description of the links.
 
R Spencer
Posts: 58
Location: Eastern Great Lakes lowlands, zone 4/5
11
building forest garden trees wood heat woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hugelkulture to irrigate less or not at all using woody debris: https://permies.com/t/51518/spiffy-hugelkultur
 
R Spencer
Posts: 58
Location: Eastern Great Lakes lowlands, zone 4/5
11
building forest garden trees wood heat woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Eat a more tree-friendly diet. This is a big one - some diets actively reforest the world! One way is to add more tree crops to your diet, especially those grown in healthy agroecosystems (e.g. with diversity, little/no external industrial inputs). Fruit and nuts are great nutrition sources. Other foods can be grown among trees (e.g. forest gardens), or simply with less harm to trees (conservation agriculture). Ask your local farmers or grocers to find out who's sustaining both humans and trees!

A little more info on satisfying one's hunger with trees: https://permies.com/t/98194/kitchen/staple-crops-grow-trees-eating
 
Posts: 169
Location: San Diego, California
24
building chicken food preservation forest garden rabbit woodworking
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Use Coppiced wood for firewood fuel instead of cutting down old-growth forests and woodlots:

https://permaculturenews.org/2017/09/15/best-species-coppice-forestry/
 
Tick check! Okay, I guess that was just an itch. Oh wait! Just a tiny ad:
Wildlife Web Kickstarter: Participate in the Web of Life
https://permies.com/t/100598/Wildlife-Web-Kickstarter-Participate-Web
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!