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by damianoconnell
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Your experiences with other theories and practices
Topic: Long Stem Planting
Replies: 24
Views: 23616

Re: Long Stem Planting

I don't understand the apprehension with planting willows. Where there is an incised river or creek, negative pressure results. Willows can handle this situation perfectly being buried in sediment and mulch well up the trunk sprouting roots as it's buried. I've observed that once the rivers and cree...
by damianoconnell
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: All General Questions about NSF
Topic: willow alternatives
Replies: 60
Views: 26909

Melia can be found growing as a street tree in Maree so it handles hot and dry conditions.There are variants of this species in Persia as well. The thing that willows and poplars do so well is handle the negative pressure of incised creek/river beds and can be inundated with sediment and trash and g...
by damianoconnell
Sat Oct 17, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Questions about the NEW book 'Beyond the Brink'.
Topic: Weeds and Lime
Replies: 8
Views: 7345

Re: Weeds and Lime

I've just finished reading the (so before its time) book "Weeds - Guardians of the Soil." Actually downloaded it from the nsf site and I can see so many similarities between Cocannouer over 50 years ago and Peter now. Quirky book, but a must read. My question though surrounds the use of lime to rem...