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Sean Haseloff

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Good point Bryant. I will now be pulling them out of the ground.

What would the use of multiple cedars be then? I can mulch them up but won't have any use for the mulch on raw land. I can spread it around and watch it NOT break down for years. I can put it in a pile off in the corner of the land, possibly for use in MANY years down the road on walkways, etc.

Anyone have any ideas other than harvest smaller fence posts out of them?
6 years ago
I grew up north of San Antonio near Canyon Lake. We will start working 6 acres near the Bulverde area. Looking forward to some meetups and some more Hill Country photos!
6 years ago
This is an excellent discussion regarding cedar and its allelopathic properties. I've been hard-pressed to find anyone as well researched as those on the Permies forum.

I am about to clear 15-20 smaller cedars in the Hill Country north of San Antonio to create a clearing for a future retirement home. Mountain cedar is the common name for the Ashe juniper trees that grow thick around here. They aren't large with thick trunks that will provide a lot of mulch. Instead they are 10-20' in height and very bushy. I intend to cut them and let them dry out for a year or so to reduce the oils before putting them toward any purpose.

My question is this. Should I cut them at the trunks and keep the roots in the ground? Would they act as a good pre-installed huglekulture bed? I could wrap a chain around them and pull them out of the ground but it seems like more work. My initial plan was to leave the roots in, drill into them and introduce some mushroom spawn to them. Maybe pee on a couple others. Thoughts?
6 years ago