Nick Kitchener wrote:Hey Conrad, does sea-buckthorn pollard well?
I noticed from the video that one way to harvest the fruit is to lop off branches and then shake them off.
As this is a nitrogen fixing tree, pruning above ground will cause a release of nitrogen into the soil as the tree prunes it's root system in response.
This could be a fantastic cold climate food forest support species if it regenerates readily.
I just did a bit of reading and sea-buckthorn apparently has strong coppicing traits. It might not only be a great support species in a food forest, but also a great source of fuel for a rocket stove.
I imagine it would be a pretty effective deer barrier too.
Nick Kitchener wrote:I was just looking at this plant on the Richters site (available as seed) but it looks like I missed this season as they need 3 months cold stratification
Maybe next year...
Oh Conrad, I just made the connection LOL! Duuuh...
Kota Dubois wrote:Hey Conrad, welcome to the forum! I've been buying seeds from you for years, always to great success. Your family's work over the years has been in many ways seminal to everything we can do now. Thank-you.