Re: [fukuoka_farming] Willow rooting and plant loving
- On Tuesday 01 July 2003 00:53, Jon Wood wrote:
> Mr. Monie: I've used willow water most of my life. In place of theWe have a lot of black and silver willow here along the creek bottoms,
> white powder rooting compound (which used to be made from willows, by
especially if cattle don't graze them down.
What species of willow do you favor? For that matter, where are you located?
- --- In email@example.com, Art Petrzelka <art@c...> >
What species of willow do you favor? For that matter, where are you
the closest thing I found at www.altavista.com on the "river willow"
I'm in USA Kentucky: zone 6B
- On Saturday 05 July 2003 03:55, Jon Wood wrote:
> the closest thing I found at www.altavista.com on the "river willow"Very helpful. In fact, I now know that I asked a loaded question! :-)
I'll have to try a few rootings with the bark and see how it goes. I'll run my
own experiments on which unclassified variety is best!
Comments on the Web page:
The comment on the multiplicity of unclassified species helped explain why I
couldn't decide whether a specific tree was black or silver willow, and why a
business nearby prefers willow from a certain section of the Iowa River for
making furniture and baskets.
In reference to erosion control, it does hold the soil, but it ends up routing
the stream around it, so that the stream starts winding and making oxbows. It
appears to me to keep the depth down at the expense of the total area
covered. But you do get more species in the marsh that is created by the
They are truly spongy trees, soft but strong, in opposition to a boxelder,
which is brittle and weak. The height of futility is trying to burn a dead
willow log. It just will not sustain combustion.