The Woodland Homestead

The Woodland Homestead

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Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. Youa€™ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.The instructions I give here are based on the methods Ia#39;ve used to plant and transplant trees with a good track record of ... can purchase mature fruit trees and plant them using a tractor-mounted planting spade that keeps the rootball intact. ... Bare-root trees are grown at nurseries and lifted from the soil during dormancy.

Title:The Woodland Homestead
Author:Brett McLeod
Publisher:Storey Publishing - 2015-07-10


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