Dave Burton wrote:Lenny, that is a very cool idea. However, I think it would be more useful to grow food forests on clear cut land than to grow crops for biofuel because a local food forest would provide lots of food, habitat, community, and beauty. An interplanting of biofuel crops could provide some of these benefits; I just think food forests are cooler!
Landon Sunrich wrote:I Watch and walk a lot of clearcuts around here. Seems like more often the not the first thing up in them is a field of foxglove and then the elderberries and salmon berries and alder start popping up in pretty short order. And trailing blackcap and thimble-berries. And hopefully not Himalayan blackberries. I like all of those plants but the. The alder particularly. Though I could definitely see ways of managing regrowth in a way that is much more suited to human production (mowing downs strips of salmonberry et all for alley cropping) and adding in some interesting new stuff (some walnuts here, some hazels there, or whatever) in a way which does not radically alter the established native ecological succession. Unless your in a super wet spot the ceders aren't too likely to pop up right away anyway in the middle of a bright baked clear cut. That's been my observation anyway
Michael Qulek wrote:Ummm, who owns this property? I assume that you are not the legal owner. If some stranger walked onto your land and started planting what they thought should grow there, what would be your reaction?