Kellan Cook
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Getting started with silvopasture

Started this discussion. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jun 24. 3 Replies

Hello all!Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at…Continue

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Edmund Brown replied to Kellan Cook's discussion Getting started with silvopasture
"Whatever I can get. Typical sizes are 5 x 11, 8 x 20, and most common 11 x 40. They occasionally come even bigger, but those are few and far between. I cut the 11 x 40 in half lengthwise so each tarp covers an 80 ft strip. Billboard tarps are pretty…"
Jun 24
Kellan Cook replied to Kellan Cook's discussion Getting started with silvopasture
"Hello Edmund. Solarization is not something I had thought of. What size are the tarps you use?"
Jun 23
Edmund Brown replied to Kellan Cook's discussion Getting started with silvopasture
"Hi Kellan,  To your number 1. I have used billboard tarps to solarize strips of ground. Then pull them back and plant into mostly bare dirt.  Some folks us round-up or other broad spectrum herbicide, but I'm leery of poisons like that."
Jun 23
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Getting started with silvopasture

Hello all!Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at swales on an acre of our land.  It is planted with hazels, seaberry, persimmon, honey locust, serviceberry, chokeberry, and wild plum.  I don't think we needed to use the swales and don't feel it was necessary in our climate, but I am getting off topic.We would like to get started developing more of…See More
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Pennsylvania
County where you live or work?
Franklin
What is your occupation relative to silvopasture? (for example, owner/producer, extension specialist, agency specialist, etc.)
Owner/producer
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 believe that biodiversity is an important function of regenerating landscapes. My family and I are excited to be growing trees and animals together in hopes to achieve a better result.

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Silvopasture Workshop

Started by Alicia Rose Jul 6. 0 Replies

Silvopasture Workshop https://misanews.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/silvopasture-workshop/August 4-5, 2017La Crescent,…Continue

The forum turns 300!

Started by Brett Chedzoy Jul 4. 0 Replies

Reaching 300 members has been an elusive goal, but we made it!... and what a difference rain can make from one year to another.  Pictures below taken in ~ same spot a year apart.  2016 was historic…Continue

Getting started with silvopasture

Started by Kellan Cook. Last reply by Edmund Brown Jun 24. 3 Replies

Hello all!Just a quick background:  my family and I are on 12.5 acres in south central PA.  We have already established our version of a few rows of silvopasture.  My wife and I tried our hand at…Continue

GMO American Chestnuts - will the King of the Eastern Forests return?

Started by Brett Chedzoy. Last reply by Brett Chedzoy May 18. 6 Replies

Since I first became obsessed with trees and forests and set out on a path to become a forester ~ 30 years ago, I have dreamed of someday seeing the return of the American Chestnut.  Every rare…Continue

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