Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit (banazir) wrote,
Banazîr the Jedi Hobbit

  • Mood:


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?

Tags: gardening

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.