charles sand

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Owner of Twigzy.com, photographer, designer, artist and more.
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Is there perhaps a minimum size that would increase the odds of deer-tolerance?
4 years ago
ahh.. good point on deer and other wildlife. I like the concrete idea. I'd want it to be relatively small and unobtrusive. Anything more would just detract from the forest.

I'm in Arizona, and would probably be planting somewhere up north in regions dominated by ponderosa, douglas fir, limber pine, apache pine and a few others generally. I'm not really versed on fire resistance. If I remember right, I imagine the ponderosa is the most fire resistant of these local species?
4 years ago
Odd question...

I'm trying to work up reward ideas for an upcoming Kickstarter campaign (for a plant database). For one of the rewards, I've currently listed planting a tree in the donor's name, probably in a region damaged by forest fires (appropriate species to the region of course). Theoretically, if I got a few dozen or more people, that's quite a few trees to put in the ground. But I'm wondering if anybody knows of any concerns, logistics, etcetera in doing something like this? Also, maybe somebody has an idea for an alternative thing to do, or better thing to do.

Another thought I had was to include some sort of harmless small plaque with each tree. Something harmless to the environment, that could stay with the tree. But I'm not sure how I might do this. I don't want it to be tied around the tree, then strangle the poor thing as it tries to grow (I don't know what effect it would have. I know it's not exactly girdling, but it can't be good)

I know I could probably contact the local forestry service to find out more, but I thought I'd toss the thoughts out here and see if anybody has comments.
4 years ago
I could see something like this working here in Phoenix... but I also wonder what material they'd use for the structures. I'm curious how quickly the humidity off the canal would rust any usual metal, and other options might be too expensive or structurally weak. But, I could be overconcerned.
4 years ago