Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.

Which deciduous trees will grow well in peat?


 
Most Recent Posts oops
Last post: kindredspirit
funny
Last post: kindredspirit
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Margo
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
phelim_d
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 50
Location: Mayo

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Which deciduous trees will grow well in peat? Reply with quote

Hi there
I am planning to grow a deciduous 100x100m wood in peat bog.
The stuff you can cut turf in.

It's in a relatively protected area- a bit windy though.
It's not waterlogged- you can walk on it with shoes...

Any ideas on species suitable?
I am thinking
Alder
Roam
Horn Beam

Any other ones you know that do ok in peat bogs?

Thanks
P

_________________
Searching for the last original Scots Pine...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mountainy man
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 18 Apr 2010
Posts: 83
Location: south east sligo

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this for recreational use or for future firewood?

I would add Downy Birch it does better in Peat than silver birch, Oak , Red Oak, and even Sweet cheshnut I find does really well also Beech.

My land is cut over bog halfway up a mountain and really exposed and wet so have been experimenting since 2006, and find that alder and birch are the best and are great to shelter the others while they are settling in, I have lots of lodgepole pines that have seeded into my plot from some forestry next door and grow really quickly and a shelter belt of these would help the other trees and could be removed later. last year i got a few scots pine and they romped away with between 9 and 18 inches growth , really impressive for the first season so i will get more of them.
Good luck, its great to hear more people planting trees.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
phelim_d
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Posts: 50
Location: Mayo

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks MountainyMan. It's for personal recreational use- if I can ever get any of the family to be interested in it- apart from the nephew...

Yes, trees are great things indeed. but then I don't think I need to convince you of that!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News. All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)