Tyler Ludens wrote:
Corey Schmidt wrote: The animals in the forest and waters don't have the benefit of compound interest (ok maybe you can count soil building as a kind of compounding!) and are forced by the necessities of survival to work like hell every day of their lives. I watch the squirrels around me and they inspire me because no matter how bad it gets for them, they just keep working like hell.
I'm inspired by the vultures who just cruise around for hours without using any effort until they find a nice roadkill. Long period of relaxed observation followed by decisive action.
Jason Learned wrote:There are some really fast growing Asinima Triloba (paw paw trees) and they generally wait to sprout until way later than most trees. My trees don't start to leaf and flower out until May. And some of these are bred to produce early. Maybe you could get a small orchard of paw paws to grow out there. Would be great to see.
Maybe one of these will work for you? https://plantdatabase.earth/pawpaw
And you might be able to grow butter nut, black walnut and some types of hickory nut and maybe American chestnut if you source from Canada, probably from New Brunswick or the islands that will have a similar maritime climate as you.
Ken W Wilson wrote:They wouldn’t grow for me. 3-4 years and not much taller than when I bought them. I suspect that they couldn’t stand our wet spring weather and only fair drainage. One died and I took the other out.
Nick Kitchener wrote:
Corey on your Korean pines... Did you inoculate the soil with a bolete mushroom species? The white pines really need that symbiotic relationship to thrive.
Michelle Wilber wrote:Excitingly, it looks like I may have finally gotten some nut set on my hazelberts in Anchorage, AK! Now let's see if they ripen...