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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jonathan Bates 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue

Tags: beef, cattle, new, york, sheep

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Jonathan Bates replied to Jonathan Bates's discussion Who has experience with Empress Tree?
"I just found out that a local farm has this tree in one of their gardens that was planted 7 years ago, climate zone 5b, Berkshire NY. Most years it dies back to the ground and re-sprouts each spring reaching 15 feet tall in one season! Sprouting…"
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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate climate (and tropical) countries have experimented with Paulownia sp. already. China, where these trees are native, has probably been using it as forage for hundreds if not thousands of years. If you have any experience or knowledge of this tree, let's discuss it here! I look forward to the…See More
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State where you live or work?
NY
County where you live or work?
Tompkins
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
consultant
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.
Good silvopasture design has the potential to energize a cascade of regeneration, manifesting true wealth for local economies, including clean water and food, healthy soil, increased biodiversity and good work. Conversion of tilled landscapes to intensive silvopasture has been shown to increase animal productivity and welfare while sequestering atmospheric carbon.

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Who has experience with Empress Tree?

Started by Jonathan Bates. Last reply by Jonathan Bates 4 hours ago. 1 Reply

Hello folks,I'm doing research for the possibility of growing this tree as a silvopasture crop, mostly for intensive silvopasture forage for sheep and beef cattle in New York. Many other temperate…Continue

Tags: beef, cattle, new, york, sheep

Controlling noxious plant communities in forest and silvopasture landscapes

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 30. 7 Replies

this post will jump around a bit, but I wanted to tie together several thoughts generated by two news stories that come across my inbox this yesterday...At the 2011 Northeast Silvopasture Conference,…Continue

Growing Black Locust as a Timber Cash Crop in the Northeast

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Joe Repetur Jul 24. 6 Replies

Posting the presentations here in the order they were givenContinue

Agroforestry = Climate mitigation (Mongabay)

Started by Juan P. Alvez. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy Jul 24. 1 Reply

Please check this Mongabay.com article on agroforestry –Agroforestry is a…Continue

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