[permaculture] Managing Wild Grapes in Woodlands
mpludwig at facstaff.wisc.edu
Fri Mar 22 11:21:24 EST 2002
Cut selectively, they grow back just fine. Save your quality trees, let
them tear down the junk for you.
At 06:58 AM 3/22/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I took part in a Plant Savers workshop in Virginia last spring. It
>was mentioned several times that a spring season obligation of the
>natural forester is to cut down wild grape vines.
>Well it's spring, but now I'm hearing that wild grapes are a primary
>source of food for both birds and many mammals, including black bears.(I'm
>on the Blue Ridge)
>I'd appreciate any insights on this or suggested reading. In our area it
>is not uncommon to see several LARGE vines pulling at an oak in the woods.
>(Wild grapes are listed as a noxious weed in many states.)
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Mark P. Ludwig
Poultry Research Lab
University of Wisconsin -Madison
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