coppice species

Permacltur permacltur at
Sat Jun 21 08:01:19 EST 1997

Black locust (robinia psuedoacacia) is a good one for fixing N and has
extremely high value as fuel, fence posts, and possibly timber if you can
get good straight strains.  Itr has some value as food, feed, forage and
is good seasonal bee forage.  It is not always resistant to wind--faster
growing strains tend to snap off toward the crown--but it is a good
component for a permaculture-designed deep hedgerow on the sunward edge
and as nurse for tougher but more nutrient-demanding species.

Generally, if you are doing a permaculture design, we would need to know
much more about the site characteristics and the general design features
before recommending additional species.  

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1982), Elfin Permaculture workshops, lectures, Permaculture Design
Courses, consulting and permaculture designs (since 1981), and now
correspondence courses via email.  Next starts in Sept. 1997. Internships
available. Copyright, 1997, Dan & Cynthia Hemenway, P.O. Box 2052, Ocala
FL 34478 USA  YankeePerm at  

We don't have time to rush.

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