Eric Hanson wrote:I have a roughly 800’ long living fence, and autumn olive grows rampantly there via volunteer.... I do maintain a trail that runs parallel to the fence line ... now I have to actively cut them back now or they will aggressively take over my trail and acreage.... It grows very fast..., grows back from a stump easily, will spontaneously grow up from shallow roots ... and is essentially unstoppable unless you spray copious amounts of roundup or other herbicide (and why would you do that). The wood is classified as a hardwood, but is probably the softest hardwood available. It should not dull chainsaws or chipping machinery quickly (but of course all cutting/chipping edges will eventually need sharpening sometime).
if I were planting new growth, I would also consider poplar, cottonwood, or is especially poplar/cottonwood hybrid.
I don’t know how much you need.
Dillon Nichols wrote:I was at a friends place yesterday.. last summer he dug out two ~20" cottonwoods in a field. There are many hundred if not thousand suckers emerging in a 100ft radius from where the trees were...
William Bronson wrote:Bamboo or reeds are also possibilities.
Dillon Nichols wrote:I have a lot of trees well suited for it thanks to PO clearcutting...
I have been moving the wood(20ft trees piled high on tractor forks) to where I want the chips, then chipping it directly onto garden beds or storage piles. I think it will be *much* more efficient to take chipper and dump trailer to tree location, chip into dump trailer, and move the chips back. A forkload is a substantial pile of saplings, but this turns into quite a small pile of chips. Way less trips will be involved.
The catch is my chipper is a pto/3pt model, and I cant move the dump trailer with it on the tractor. Once the logging road is fixed up enough for the truck the dump trailer method will be much more practical.
Sarah Theo wrote:Is there an option to pledge/pay $100 with 0 shipping for 0 physical
and then I can pledge $15 ($40 with shipping) for one physical book.
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:Can someone who has actually done this verify?
paul wheaton wrote:
Tim Bermaw wrote:Why USA-only for an eBook?
It has something to do with the book processor and some sort of bizarre tax stuff and crazy. We explored a lot of ways to make this work for everybody and they all sucked. And this one ended up being the least sucky.