[NAFEX] Black locust & Alder.
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun Feb 22 16:22:51 EST 2004
Oregon Red alder has very little tendency to sucker or root sprout. Here,
it has been found to clear the soil of a disease that attacks Douglas fir.
Have you considered growing Alder? Black Locust and Alder both offer
nitrogen fixing benefits. I know Locust is considered hard and blade
dulling, would alder be soft enough to work?
About 15 years ago the Indiana Nut Growers planted a seven acre nut
experimental orchard. We planted Black Locust and European Alder as a nurse
crop. We are still trying to kill of the last of them. The root systems are
very hardy. I'm not saying don't do it, just be forewarned.
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