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Re: Trees for timber

Subject: Re: Trees for timber
From: steve vessey
Date: Jan 06 2020 17:35:17
It's possible to create a more accurate list by putting in the soil type.
I'd suggest digging a soil sample pit or two. This information might then
include the walnut and chestnut?

Tree Generation
Lincolnshire
07719 XXXXXX

On Mon, 6 Jan 2020, 16:49 Tahir Sharif, <tahir@xxxxxxxxxxxx.org> wrote:

Thanks, hadn't heard of that at all. According to them I shouldn't be
growing walnut or sweet chestnut which both seem to be doing well here
(apart from initial chestnut losses to phytopthera). Most other species
except larch are coming up as auitable.

Tahir

On 06/01/2020 16:41, steve vessey wrote:
Might be worth checking out Forest Research ESC  (ecological site
assessment) By putting in your grid reference you will get a list of
trees
which will do well in your site, as well as the ones to avoid.

Tree Generation
Lincolnshire
07719 XXXXXX

On Mon, 6 Jan 2020, 14:08 Tahir Sharif, <tahir@xxxxxxxxxxxx.org> wrote:

I am somewhat optimistically planting some trees for timber in the hope
that even if the place isn't taken over by grandchildren then at least
they're sequestering some carbon, all the stuff I've ordered so far is
broadleaves:

100 Juglans regia
100 Alnus glutinosa
100 Populus tremula
100 Acer pseudoplatanus
100 Betula pendula
100 Fagus sylvatica

Species selection was to have some faster growing nurse trees plus good
looking trees that do well round here. I'm guessing I'll be able to keep
pruning trunks for the next 10-15 years or so which should provide some
useful timber for someone down the line.

I haven't put any conifers in there at all, obviously this is not a
commercial plantation and may just end up becoming 10 acres of neglected
woodland, what conifers would you put in and why?

I haven't put any oak in because we already have self seeded oak popping
up all over the place, although I've been tempted to put in some Q rubra
for some red autumn colours. I should really put in some hornbeam as I
love it but not much use for the timber is there?

Some of you may remember I was talking about "eco" tree guards a few
months ago, I've decided to chance this lot without any type of guard to
see how worthwhile all that plastic is.

All thoughts welcome.

Tahir




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