[permaculture] Mulch Producers.

James Erbes visionary at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 26 01:16:30 EST 2003


I have used the pine needles. They are easily
harvested. I used them to mulch some small coast
redwoods that the previous owner planted. I did try
one pine nut, havent really harvested them yet. Not
sure what coppicing is.

-j
--- Rick Valley <bamboogrove at cmug.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> > From: James Erbes <visionary at yahoo.com>
>  
> > The
> > native trees in the area for Oaks and Gray Pine.
> The
> > scrubs are manzinita and ceanothus.
> 
> That was pretty much my guess. There are cultivated
> ceanothus that can take
> some irrigation you can use in inner zones, but
> they're all excellent mulch
> and compost stock, as well as herbals and insectary
> plants. Regularly
> coppiced shrubs can be much easier to harvest than
> unmanaged shrubs. The
> pine straw is fine mulch too, and often easy to
> gather. Have you ever eaten
> the pine nuts?
> 
> -Rick
> 
> 
> 
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