We all know that trees are essential to life on Earth. But I think sometimes we tend to look at trees as either useful or useless. If they grow fruit great. If they don’t-chop ‘em down! I admit that I fought that feeling pretty hard when I started clearing land at my rural property. What to keep and what to get rid of. As I started researching and making decisions I realized more and more that there are so many tertiary ways that trees help us make, hunt, find and even fish for food.
I wanted to talk about some trees that I know are good for: Fencing, fishing bait (hear me out!), hunting around, helping you propagate other food plants and more.
I also talk a bit about successions of trees. In other words, what makes pioneer species so special and equilibrium species so long lasting?