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Global Forum / Re: Guerrilla reforestation
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 05:22:49 AM »
Willow trees suck up a lot of water, so you need to research any tree thoroughly before you plant it!  Generally, they should best be natives, or secondly productive noninvasive nonnatives.
Edibles / Re: GGing Fruit Trees
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 03:36:23 AM »
Problem is that only a few trees (like figs) are easy to propagate from cuttings.  For the rest, as the old Chinese saying goes..."The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now."

But based on how old this thread is...had people planted seeds back then, they'd already be 12 years old NOW!
Edibles / Re: Roadside food - safe to eat?
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 03:32:35 AM »
Excellent research, #3!!! 8)
Texas / Re: Austin, TX
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 03:28:56 AM »
Dig the trash pick and invasives removal for responsible GG...not just reckless, invasive plant graffiti (like it seems some others here are doing)! 8)
Global Forum / Re: Little walnuts in my new garden
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 03:18:08 AM »
How do you know they are walnuts?

And if so, Walnut trees grow quite would have to be transplanted if you don't want large trees there.

However, I'm guessing they are like Pecan trees which have very deep taproots and usually don't survive transplanting even when just a foot tall seedling, much less a 6' sapling.
Texas / Re: D/FW
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 03:09:11 AM »
One thing I notice that often needs to go hand-in-hand, if not preceding, GG is removing invasive plants first.  Many communities now have RIP (Remove Invasive Plants) programs...but I think TX still has few to none. :-[

Yet DFW is already highly-infested with Chinaberry trees, Chinese & Japanese Privet, bastard cabbage, Arundo donax, etc...which reduces your space for natives and GG.   But they are always better cleared before rather than felling trees and pruning bushes could smash whatever you're trying to grow next...
Texas / Re: Bamboo
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 02:08:54 AM »
I realize that some people think bamboo is an evasive plant.  There is truth to that, and at the same time if you plant it in the right spots it could add much beauty to our environments.  I have been scouting out many spots as I have been driving around my city and I see many opportunities.  I hope to get a digital camera and share some pictures of places that it would be great!
Yes it is invasive, so why not choose from the vast palette of native plants...or at least useful noninvasive nonnatives?  If you need a starter guide...try Austin's Native & Adapted Landscape Plants Guide. 8)
« Last post by regreen on Yesterday at 02:04:09 AM »
That little clump of green in the photo,  that looks like it's floating in air,  just under the branches on the right side of the big tree is a jacaranda tree. My girlfriend grew it from a seed from a tree down the street from our house. It's about 7 feet tall.
Um, do any of you do your homework first?  Don't know where you're at, but Jacaranda is invasive in most places outside of Central/South America... 

Hopefully, ecology, native restoration, and applicable permaculture and organic gardening methods are used as guiding principles in GG...and not just, hey there's a bare spot, let's fill it with something purdy??? :-\
This is quite an old post! I love finding old posts like these, as the information is always valuable when it comes to trees and gardening.  I am in the tree care business myself. Thanks

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Global Forum / The Atlas project
« Last post by Juyon on March 24, 2020, 01:08:36 PM »
Hello, as my little introduction, I decided to post about a recent project of mine.
As the recent epidemic has frozen all sales of my microgreens business, I've decided to start a different part of it, the Atlas nursery.

Atlas is supposed to be a nursery containing many usefull plants for permaculture and food forest projects, but also a great source for my guerrilla gardening activities.  ;D

I had accumulated a lot of seeds for this project over the years, but never started it before today. I'm not sure what percentage of them will germinate, but I started a few thousand seeds of :

Cornelian cherry, highbush cranberry, Apple rose, Siberian crabapple, black locust, black alder, sea buckthorn, wild alpine strawberry, lavender, riverbank and cultivated grape, comfrey, scarlet bee balm, catalpa, lupine, echinacea, lys martagon, wonderberry, calendula, lovage, garlic. 

I also have plan to get some nice mother plants to get cuttings from.

Let the germination begin !
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