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Francois Emond is now a member of silvopasture
Dec 28, 2020

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Emond
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Quebec
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Eastern Townships
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owner/producer and architect and landscape architect
Please describe, with two or three sentences, why you are interested in silvopasture. Your answer helps us ensure that only those people truly interested in silvopasture are added as members.
I am interested in your research on Black Locust, since as an architect and landscape architect, I use wood in construction, including in the construction of exterior infrastructure. In the past, we have specified ipe due to its rot resistance, but am weening ourselves off this product which has negative ecological impact. My goal is too source for present Black locust planking for present projects, as well as to better understand its potential and constraints for planting in the forests of Quebec.

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2021 Oxford Real Farming Conference - The Value of Trees in a Hotter Climate

Started by Brett Chedzoy Feb 23. 0 Replies

recording from our session this past January at the ORFC.  We already know silvopastures are awesome, but some great food for thought from the other presenters:…Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Bing Cheah Jan 31. 11 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

Ecosystem Services from Silvopastures

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Nov 30, 2020. 1 Reply

One of the more interesting talks that I've heard over the years on grazing or silvopasturing was by Dr. Gene Garrett at the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference titled: Silvopasture Ecosystem…Continue

Shade-tolerant forage seed species and sources?

Started by Ben Harris. Last reply by Ben Harris Sep 29, 2020. 14 Replies

As I thin some woods and open up some edge lines, I'm hoping to seed some perennial shade-tolerant forages. I'm mainly focused on wildlife at this point (I don't yet own livestock), and hope to get…Continue

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