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Silviculture

As you may have seen in this blog before, my dad planted a lot of fruit trees, a magnolia, and a redbud tree in the front yard. My prize specimen, though, is a nice Autumn Glory maple in the front yard, which I call Telperion. Now, what I really wanted to do when I moved here in 1999 was to grow some hardwood for making bows with: Osage Orange, Mulberry, and maybe Black Locust, Ash, or Walnut. (Yew wood is overrated for backyard silviculture: if you doubt this, look up the maturation rates and marvel no more at the price of yew staves on eBay.)

The problem for me is that even if I stay in Manhattan for 20 years or for the rest of my career, I won't stay in this house. I thought about renting a plot at some orchard or grove, but I have no idea how to do that. The goal would be to germinate some seedlings over the next seven years and harvest the trees in ten to twenty-five years. Any ideas?

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Banazir

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yahvah
Nov. 6th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC)
I don't know why you'd rent a home unless you don't intend to work for KSU forever. You should buy a house!
banazir
Nov. 6th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Owning a home
I bought a house before I even moved here in 1999; I just mean I might buy a different one in a few more years.

Long time, no see, BTW! How've you been?

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Banazir
yahvah
Nov. 6th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Owning a home
I've been living in Dallas working for Nokia for a little more than a year after having been laid off by IBM and unemployed for four months. I've been enjoying meeting new people, working in an office environment instead of at home with people in other states, and learning the Dallas metroplex quite slowly. I've neglected most of LJ until recently. I saw you were inactive for a while as well. How've you been?
banazir
Nov. 7th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
I've been pretty busy
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