In article <90l0tc$81k$1 at pegasus.csx.cam.ac.uk>,
"Colin A. B. Davidson" <c.davidson at biotech.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
>> <truffler1635 at my-deja.com> wrote in message
> news:90jcl6$gh2$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...>> (CUT)
>> > It may be a simple plantation of even-aged Douglas fir. But there is
> > considerable diversity even within plantation. Fortunately Douglas fir
> > associates with an estimated 2000 ectomycorrhizal fungi in this area.
>> Indeed, foretsry plantations are very good. Acid soils, lots of good organic
> material on the ground. And of course mossy patches of ground, especially
> good for Cantharellus.
>> I believe that a Scottich company picks commercially upwards of 100 species
> in this kind of woodland in the same kind of plantation. Unfortunately, it
> would apear that they all get sold in London and Paris.
>REALLY?!?! I'd love to hear more, especially the name of the company.
It's nice to have confirmation that other companies have been doing this.
I subscribe to another ng called bionet.agroforestry, and such harvesting
is _exactly_ what they are looking for. Harvesting 100 other species
other than just the timber from a given plantation certainly makes more
sense to me than harvesting just the timber and killing the golden goose.
Daniel B. Wheeler
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