I would still like to burn or retort wood to biochar, but splitting the wood down is my trap. I just keep finding other things to spend a grand on beside a log splitter. No way I do it by hand.Earlier this week: Ripped out the first round of plants in project " deforestation of the house"! Haha. Some sago's (ouch!), Hydrangeas and philodendron and this palm thingy. No after pics, too rainy today. Next step will be some struggling azaleas and then trees. We've identified up to 8 trees we would like to remove, but that number may get adjusted when we get the estimate. They are all way too big to remove myself and some of them close to the house.
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I tried doing it by hand... Still have an ax stuck in a log, haha! I'll probably have them leave me some for the fire pit, but my rack is already full from the aftermath of Michael.I would still like to burn or retort wood to biochar, but splitting the wood down is my trap. I just keep finding other things to spend a grand on beside a log splitter. No way I do it by hand.
Last year or so the tree service came and took 7 down for me. I managed to give away the firewood and chipped A LOT for compost. Now the arborist that came to treat my golden raintree identified 2 late cycle trees in addition to 4 that have died or are dying. It comes in spurts thank goodness, but full oaks are monstersI tried doing it by hand... Still have an ax stuck in a log, haha! I'll probably have them leave me some for the fire pit, but my rack is already full from the aftermath of Michael.
My thought is TEMPERATURE. Given any volume of organic fertilizer you wish, the temperature energy becomes a component of the distribution channel in the sense that organisms that are either helpful or foul all work less on survival in a high energy environment, and thus if you give too much, you will get aggressive attention from pathogens during the heat of summer. Where that attention is directed is most assuredly where you spread their food.Stop the rain in Michigan! We've gotten so much! Perennials are huge but starting to yellow! Some seeds have germinated great but I think some bit the dust before having a chance! Lake levels are hitting historic levels. Will be interesting to see how summer progresses.
I wanted to fertilize the plants but not sure if it would cause more harm to the struggling ones from so much rain. Thoughts?
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