Re: [fukuoka_farming] Acacia
- For information on the Black Wattle, type in Black
Wattle acacia and hit search. There is a bunch of web
sites describing it and it's uses. Apparently it is a
native Australian tree. Since Mr. Fukuoka doesn't use
the scientific name, I'm pretty sure thats the one.
Also I believe that any acacia and mimosa tree will do
good because they are legumes that fix nitrgen into
the soil,and develop a deep root system quickly. I
also live in No. Cal. near the foothills. One thing
good about that is there is plenty of red clay to make
seedballs with.--- Danny Wilson
> Hello all. With common names varying from region to_________________________________________________________________
> region, I'm not sure
> which acacia Mr. Fukuoka is referring to.
> He mentions the Morishima Acacia - also called a
> Black Wattle (if these are
> the same trees). I've read in another book about a
> tree called an Acacia
> melanoxylon - also known as a Blackwood Wattle -
> which grows very fast to 30
> meters. I've also read about an Acacia decurrens -
> also called a Black
> Wattle - which grows very fast to 12 meters.
> Does anyone know exactly which tree Mr. Fukuoka uses
> to condition the deeper
> soil strata? I'm in the Sierra Nevada foothills
> (hard red clay) in Northern
> California, so if I don't find a tree around here,
> does anyone know where to
> get seeds? Thank you for any help.
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