Dale Hodgins wrote:I did a job for a retired policeman who worked in Yellowknife Northwest Territories. A quick Google search showed that there is a street of that name in Yellowknife. I think policeman are supposed to prevent theft.
John Young wrote:I think that being able to dig into the soil right now is promising, to be able to directly transplant seedlings while they are dormant. My limited research shows red maple as slightly more cold hardy than silver, something to consider.
I think short of dozerwork to recontour the area, planting plenty of trees that can tolorate the seasonal ground moisture while establishing a root system to help stabilize the soil is likely your best bet. If you have access to cheap seedlings that may be a good option, or collect seeds and sprout your own.
I have a dozen plus volunteer red maple tiny seedlings I moved to a garden area and plan to transplant to permanent homes next winter when they are slightly larger.
Jamin Grey wrote:How old are y'all's maple trees?
If planting a maple tree, do I really have to wait 30-40 years?
Can I at least get some production tapping a maple tree at, e.g. 10 years?
What species can I tap earliest?
r ranson wrote:I have the wood but haven't gotten further yet. The desire is still high, but the need is low so it keeps getting pushed down the list of projects.
r ranson wrote:
When I look at it this way, there is no reason why I shouldn't have a yurt.
I definitely can't afford to buy one, but if I could it would be the 4 wall or 5 wall yurt from Groovy Yurts. This company is a huge source of inspiration for me. They import Mongolian yurts that come from Mongolia and are built by people who live in Mongolia. For the most part, the yurts are made using traditional materials and designs. These materials and designs also seem to have the low eco-impact.
Any thoughts or words or encouragement?
Jason Hernandez wrote:
r ranson wrote:
What do you think about when you think Nomadic Housing?
I think about a world that mostly no longer exists: hunter-gatherers and nomadic pastoralists.