Re: [fukuoka_farming] black locust & red clay
- On 21 Apr 02, Robert Monie wrote:
> A partial list of the world's nitrogen-fixing trees appears on theAnother very good website is:
> following web site (from the University of Wisconsin Forestry
> department, I believe):
There are US and Australian mirrors and you can search by uses.
Three multi-purpose classics I've tried but they failed because of wet
feet and note in parts of the world they are regarded as "noxious
Chamaecytisus palmenis: Tagasaste or Tree lucerne
Medicago arborea: Tree medic
Teline monspessulana: Mountpelier broom
I'm having better luck with an assortment of Alders (Alnus spp)
particularly A. glutinosa.
There are strong advocates of Robinia pseudoacacia and Paulownia
tomentosa (or maybe it is P. elongata?) in New Zealand but they
seem to be fussy and a lot of serious plantings have failed or are of
indifferent performance... could be a lack of attention to root
The NZ native Sophora tetraptera (North Island Kowhai) is being
pushed in some quarters as a multi-purpose farm tree ie nitrogen
fixer (in the Leguminosaea family), timber, bee and bird nectar,
attractive, stock proof, etc.