Mike Jay wrote:If there's going to be a natural building badge, might the berm shed and gin pole fit better in there?
What's a cleaver? Other than a cool knife...
Was the last item on the iron badge supposed to be verify 6 wood badges (instead of sand)?
Is there anything for knowing which trees to leave and which to cut on a broader scale? Identifying existing support trees or nest cavities or the like. Maybe it's a given for how you run the place but those kinds of topics may align with "woodland care".
Shawn Klassen-Koop wrote:
drop 6” to 8” dead standing tree with a bow saw (action pic)
drop 6” to 8” dead standing tree with a chainsaw (action pic)
drop 6” to 8” live tree with a bow saw (action pic)
drop 6” to 8” live tree with a chainsaw (action pic)
limb 4 trees (4 completion pics)
peel live trees and put up off the ground to dry (2 completion pics)
split and stack dead standing wood as firewood
o at least one half of a face cord
o stacked to stay dry
o completion pic
prep 10 junkpoles
o cut, limb and stack off of the ground
o completion pic
repair 24 feet of junkpole fence
cleave 6 shakes with a fro
Nicole Alderman wrote:Can this all really get done in the 5 hours that a sand badge is supposed to take?
paul wheaton wrote:I want to add in here somewhere something about creating slab wood using the swing blade sawmill.
paul wheaton wrote:I think that woodland care is often about prepping materials. To be a sort of permaculture "home depot" for other projects.
With a swingblade, you carve a bunch of lumber off the top of a log, then flip the log over and carve some lumber off the other side. The result is a slab.
Daron Williams wrote:I'm not seeing anything about coppicing--did you want that to be a part of this badge? It was mentioned on the aspects page. Did I just miss it?
Mark Tudor wrote:The following is understanding that PEP=Permaculture Experiences (according to) Paul, the idea is generalizing some tasks. I wonder if instead of having specific species like black locust or willow, the plants listed should be based on function. There might also be a list of plants (surely some lists already exist out on them interwebs) which fulfill each category, including the growing range like USDA zones, as well as water needs once established (arid - dry - moderate - wet - rainforest).
So instead of saying black locust, perhaps you use "nitrogen fixing tree" or "silvopasture leaf fodder" or "rot resistant wood". Then a person looks at a list like "Nitrogen Fixer Trees: Black Locust, Mimosa, Alder, Redbud, Autumn Olive, Kentucky Coffee Tree, Golden Chain Tree, Acacia, Mesquite, etc etc" and they can find something which will adapt to their existing environment?
Jerry Ward wrote:I would change "bow saw" to hand saw. I believe the intention is human powered and for those fortunate enough to have a cross-cut saw they should be able to use it.
paul wheaton wrote:Su,
PEP stuff is optimized for my property in montana. I suspect that there will be people in the US, Canada and several other countries that will be able to do PEP stuff without a problem.
For hawaii, I think somebody might explore the idea of making a PES program (permaculture experience according to Su Ba).
Jason Hernandez wrote:
Would there be corresponding badges?