[nafex] aspen for fertilizer
COUSINPHIL at ACADIA.NET
Tue Jun 19 08:11:09 EDT 2001
I have also heard this. I never saw the actual study but I learned
about it from the Maine apple contingent. What I was told was that
any hardwood tree, especially young saplings, could be run through a
chipper and spread around fruit trees and that the trees would
Sounds good to me.
East Blue Hill Maine
>Sometime in the misty past I read a study of using small aspen trees (up to
>8'tall), sending them through a chopper and using it for some kind of green
>manure mulch. I cant remember if it was plowed under or put around trees as
>a nutrient rich mulch.
>The idea was to use very young trees while in leaf, that if cut then they
>add nutrition to the soil rather than deplete it. The study spoke of
>remarkable results on growing trees.
>I'm presently clearing some "pople brush" that just fits the description.
>And intend to use it somehow.
>I believe the study came out of Quebec, any one heard of it?
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