Ichabod Shorthouse

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Recent posts by Ichabod Shorthouse

Abe, I like your idea about the buckets my concern would be smothering of the root zone by the heavy buckets. I don't know if this would be a problem however, I do know that when I move my buckets (nursery stock) that grass takes a year to come back and this is in coastal Florida. I suppose it depends on how close the buckets were. I will try this and see.

I would have to second that dryness and evaporation are bigger problems in The Chihuahuan region, not to imply dew traps would not have an effect just less so.

All these ideas lend to better tree establishment and these wetter winters also do I hope it keeps up.
4 years ago
If it could be made to funnel some of the water hold some and act as a mulch it would be the best of both...high flanged edges to protect from wind...

now who is gonna be the next inventor of this simple idea. I am headed to the workshop
4 years ago
Groasis seems like a better idea than than the irripan in my opinion
4 years ago
Trees and plants in dry climates only propagate and continue to survive naturally during extremly wet years. These wicking systems mimic this. when these plants have established they have a chance, like any other desert plant, of being strong enough or not.
4 years ago
Heliculture is not allowd here in Fl, i checked into it. Still snails can be found purged and fattened easily for a home hobby.
4 years ago
Chris is doing awesome stuff and has accomplished much in what many of us here have been discussing in a short period of time. Welcome Chris. I am glad to see you here. Jason S
5 years ago
Hello


I was wondering if any one knows what these couple of plants are.

First one iis usually on disturbed sites the picture was taken in a section of pine flatwoods in southern Florida that had a fire a couple of months ago


Another picture


and here is the other plant it is everywhere


Any help would be appreciated
6 years ago
I like carrotwood trees. They are invasive but they are mainly invasive on disturbed spots. They are fast growing, good shade, bring in wildlife, seeds and husks add to the soil. We have them here I have a small one in my yard and still am deciding if I want to keep it. One of the only trees I see that can grow in a stand of casuarinas. I say keep it.
6 years ago
Yea, those are all over the place here in Florida. Many of the seeds will germinate but I wouldn't grow them. My concern is that they degrade over time and I would not want to fuss with the soil were a patch is, Especially with bare hands.
6 years ago

wayne stephen wrote:Small tracts of land managed by responsible proprieters are best. Large tracts of wilderness by public ownership. Ultimately though , the best would be a global society with stewardship , sustainability , and biodiversity as prime directives. What good does it do if private citizens or government officials are only in it for the quick bucks ?



hmm, I prefer private ownership. As an avid anti-globalist I would say that globalalism as a form of government controling organization would be far too removed to even begin to understand what would be needed on a local level. Land regulations would be mired down in beuracracy. As an American, private ownership is one of the founding principal so I certainly wouldn't want to go away from that.
6 years ago