Tag Archives: Trees

  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    Introduction to Elderberries

    The Medicinal Powerhouse
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, July 15, 2016, 11:52 PM

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    I planted a couple of dozen elderberry trees two years ago. They’ve grown rapidly and produced tons of berries this summer. When I planted them, I read that they were a very good medicinal plant to have around and they were essentially maintenance and pest free. As a bonus they produce beautiful flowers and are beneficial to birds and pollinators.

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    3 Tips for Planting a Survival Orchard

    Growing Fruit and Nut Trees
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, April 1, 2016, 12:29 AM

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    Three ideas to consider when planning and putting in your orchard to improve the success of the new trees and to give you more resilience in survival situations. 

    http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/3-tips-planting-survival-orchard-fruit-and-nut-trees

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    Screen Capture: Jack Spirko

    How to Plant Trees

    Spreading Roots Properly and Sheet Mulching
    by Jason Wiskerchen

    Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:35 PM

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    A series of great videos from Jack Spirko about his advise and method for planting trees. http://waldenlabs.com/how-to-plant-trees/

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  • What Should I Do?
    Apple Tree in Bloom

    Direct Seeding Trees and Shrubs

    Understanding the benefits
    by Phil Williams

    Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:52 AM

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    I have planted well over a thousand trees and shrubs on my permaculture site. I have tried bare root, potted, long tap root pots, and seedlings. The problem with all of these options for plant material is that it is not the same as a tree that is planted from seed and is never moved. A tree that is seeded in place has a huge advantage in that it has its taproot intact, and it never had to go through transplant shock. The negative is that for certain seed like apples and pears, you will not get a true to type plant. If you plant a seed from a Gala Apple, the apple tree will not be a Gala.

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  • What Should I Do?
    Phil Williams

    Additions to a Food Forest

    Planting Red Mulberry Trees
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, November 14, 2014, 4:41 PM

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    Red mulberry trees are one of my favorite trees. They make fantastic additions to any permaculture garden or farm. I actually have two mature mulberry trees on my property, which is great, but I also planted half a dozen in my food forest.

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    Phil Williams

    How to Control Deer Damage on Fruit and Nut Trees

    Protective measures to consider
    by Phil Williams

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 12:42 PM

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    If you are planning a food forest, an orchard, or just a few fruit trees, it is a good idea to observe your site for evidence of deer. My wife & I live in a semi-rural area just outside of a small town. We have farms and single family homes around us. I really didn’t think much about the deer when I originally planted (50) fruit and nut trees out in my pasture. I knew they could be a problem, but I thought with the busy road and my neighbors around me, they would not be interested. I couldn’t have been more wrong about that!

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    Photo: Phil Williams

    How to Plant Bare Root Fruit Trees

    Getting ready for bare root tree planting season
    by Phil Williams

    Friday, January 10, 2014, 5:21 PM

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    What is a bare root tree?

    A bare root tree is just like it sounds. It comes with the tree, roots, and no soil. This is extremely beneficial to online shippers, as it makes the trees extremely light to ship. I received three trees from Adams County Nursery that weighed less than ten pounds all together. I would not buy bare root trees from a big box store, as it is hard to know how they have been cared for. It is best to buy direct from the grower if possible. I have had good luck with the trees from Adams County Nursery.

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