Tim Whittaker

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since Jun 26, 2012
Richmond, VA - 7a
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Link with BTU/cord
https://chimneysweeponline.com/howood.htm

Hybrid Poplar is something I'd been wanting test out
It doesn't have a very good BTU/cord, however BTU/acre is a different story

http://www.frysvillefarms.com/hybrid-poplar-trees.php

"We recommend planting 1200 trees per acre, which means spacing your trees on 6'x 6' centers. These 10” unrooted Frysville Hybrid Poplar cuttings when planted as early as possible in March thru May will reach heights of five to eight feet by the end of their first summer. By the end of the second growing season they will have reached heights of from 10 to 14 feet and by the end of four years will be approximately 25 to 30 feet high. We suggest the planting of ¼ to ½ acre per year according to your needs with unrooted cuttings. This will be done for four successive years. At the end of four years the trees from the first years planting of ¼ acre will have reached 25 to 30 foot high, should be approximately 4 to 6 inches in caliber and should yield 3 cords of great firewood. On the second and succeeding harvest this same planting will yield five cords. This size is just right without having to split it to fit into your stove."

9-12 cords/acre =160-200MBTU/acre

Seems like there is already a permies thread
https://permies.com/t/6958/woodland/Yield-acre
6 years ago
Bueller... Bueller... Bueller...
Anybody, should I repost under a different topic?
6 years ago
I've got two sides of our backyard, NW-NE approx 4-500', lined with 30' Leyland Cypress. Zone 7a. I've been thinking about planting something next to them. Just not sure what. Thinking blueberries would appreciate the acidic soil from the years of pine litter. Any thoughts?
7 years ago
I just realized I've got garlic and onions I ordered last fall and never planted. Should I plant them now or hold off until the fall or when?

Yellow Potato Onion
Silverskin Softneck Garlic
7 years ago
Richmond, VA - USDA Zone 7a

Thanks
7 years ago
Not sure if this should go here or the "Growies" forum, but here goes.

I've got 8 free range hens. I let them out of the coop when I go to work and lock them up in the evening when they go in. We live on approx 5 acres so they have plenty of room to roam. For the most part this works well, however they poop on our sidewalk. By now, everyone knows to check their feet before entering their house or a vehicle. I'd like to plant a short hedge as a natural barrier to keep them off the sidewalk. I don't expect it to be 100%, however I think it would work to discourage them.... I could be wrong.

I'd like an edible (for the chickens) hedge that's 1-2' tall and about a foot wide. One that would grow thick enough that they wouldn't easily sneak thru. I'd be looking to make it about 100-150' long, times 2, one for each side of the sidewalk. Edible isn't a requirement, but it would be a bonus. Also, a good portion of this would be in a spot where the soil stays wet, not so much stays wet, but water stands during rainy spells and eventually flows over the sidewalk.

Any thoughts? Thanks
7 years ago