Sunday, January 13, 2019
Trees for Wetlands
True Blue Sam the Traveling Man recently reposted an essay at my request.
He also posted similar information in the comments on my post regarding Trees for Floodplains
TBS is apologetic for not researching the range maps for my area. I don't think it is that big of a deal. Deciduous trees from southern areas have shown a great deal more site plasticity than anybody ever imagined. Nuttall Oak, for instance, has a northernmost range of Missouri's bootheel. Growers interested in how new shoots are a deep, royal purple report that it grows well into Wisconsin.
When attempting to grow trees north of their historic ranges, it is smart to choose seed sources from the northern part of the range and to plant many seedlings to allow for Darwin to do his thing.
Speaking of Darwin, take a few minutes and read his post about Barberchairs kill.