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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:53 pm    Post subject: Very wet ground Reply with quote

Hi all
Can anyone tell me what tree would be the best to grow in soaking ground

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Willow ????
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try Alnus cordata - another boggy favourite
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can send you some native Alder seeds that I have spare if you would like to have a go at growing them. Smile You can have some Italian Alder if you prefer, which grow into tall trees fairly quickly but need a more sheltered spot - more useful for in towns etc.

Did you know that Alder, unlike most other wood rot extreemly slowly in water? It rots faster in the fresh air! You can weave fishing baskets, or baskets for pond plants if you coppice the trees. Rafts and underwater bounderies for marshy ground are also possible if you learn how to do them and have enough wood available. I beleive that you have to weave Alder fresh, because it gose hard if you soak it - unlike willow etc. which becomes more flexible. The wood is also used in the bottom of boats because of it's habbit of getting harder and stronger when the resin gets wet.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldnt birch,silver birch grow as well as you see alot of them in bogs.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: wet ground Reply with quote

I wouldn't mind a silver birch as I could use the sap in spring for wine
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