don't have bamboo thats usable in michigan, i used a bandsaw to cut the angle on my planting sticks.
Steven Kovacs wrote:
Maureen Atsali wrote:I like it! Now to see if I can get the hardware to sell me just a short length of steel pipe... And if I can find someone with a hack saw to put the angle on. (I don't think PVC would hold up here.)
Do you have any bamboo where you are? I wonder if that might work.
Marty Mitchell wrote:oikos is were i purchased my first seedlings, and also from coldstream farm.
Isaac Hill wrote:Hazels are Monocious, there aren't 'male' and 'female' trees, they're wind pollinated so they should be grown close to each other (hazel hedges are great) and my favorite place to buy the plants is oikos tree crops (http://www.oikostreecrops.com/Nuts/Hazelnuts/), this year they had a lot of different varieties that they'd developed. The native ones have smaller nuts, and the european ones are less resistant to diseases, so hybrids of the two are preferable.
Had a difficult location that was clay on one end and loam on the other, i used thick cardboard and fresh woodchips on top for mulch. Cut holes for seedlings and planted them. Also added forest soil with mycelium to the holes, the cardboard and wood chips were soon colinised and helped the seedlings thrive. There now 8' tall by 12' wide.
The row is 75' long and produces a nice crop of nuts. I belive having several types helps yeilds.
Squirrels have spread them to several locations in my yard and the fields around me.
Awesome website link! Thank you for sharing.
i have used that type as well for planting trees. THey work good for healing in seedlings. The one i made is hollow so i can drop seeds down thru the tube after i make a hole with the pointed end. Will try to figure out how to post a picture of it.
Daron Williams wrote:In my restoration work we use metal planting sticks for our live stakes and sometimes bareroots if we are doing a lot all at once. I may use one in the future at my place but I have not so far.