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Mon Oct 13 05:20:44 EDT 2008
Wait; 110 plus? aren't you right outside S.F. ? bobf
--- On Mon, 10/13/08, Lynda <lurine at softcom.net> wrote:
> From: Lynda <lurine at softcom.net>
> Subject: Re: [Homestead] silvopasture
> To: homestead at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Monday, October 13, 2008, 2:11 AM
> Doug Firs do quite nicely in the heat. I mean, we're
> talking 110 plus or
> minus all summer up here. I have some beautiful ones in
> front of the house.
> 110 feet or so but when they are small, they are used as
> Christmas trees.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "EarthNSky" <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
> To: "Homestead List"
> <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2008 10:40 PM
> Subject: [Homestead] silvopasture
> > I'm sold on the silvopasture idea.
> > I have the pasture and I know it is good from testing
> and I know it will
> > support animals at above average stocking densities
> from rotational
> > grazing experiments I have performed in the past.
> > I don't have animals now, but I will eventually
> get some sheep and
> > probably goats again, so in the meantime, I am putting
> up a pasture
> > divider so that the baby trees will be in one part and
> the animals, when
> > I get them, will be in another part of the pasture.
> > I am considering the following trees:
> > Black Walnut
> > Pecan
> > Chinese Chestnuts
> > Honey Locust
> > Black Locust
> > Red Cedar
> > Pawlonia
> > There will probably be some Leyland Cypress trees
> > If I could find a good Spruce or Fir that might be
> sold as Christmas
> > trees, I might consider that, too. I see a few
> isolated yard specimen
> > trees, but not many. Our summers get a bit hot for
> most 'Christmas
> > trees". I do want more evergreens. Should I
> consider pines...they are
> > ubiquitious here, so prices would be low, but they are
> lumber trees and
> > they are evergreen.
> > Mostly we are planting for future lumber for
> woodworking projects and
> > for income when the trees are cut down in 25-30 years.
> I might be able
> > to sell nuts and xmas trees, as well as the lambs.
> > I'm in the process of re-reading my library of Tvo
> posts about this
> > topic, but in the meantime, does anyone else have any
> additional ideas
> > about trees I might consider growing? I am in zone
> 7..winter lows to
> > zero for short periods, summer highs to 105 for short
> periods. Lows
> > mostly in the teens, highs mostly in the 90's. 4
> good seasons. Full sun
> > location, flat pasture with fescue, bermuda, clovers,
> and other 'weeds'.
> > Bev
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