lilkittay said: I’m very curious where you will be planting all these trees. I’ve always wanted to start something like this. Planting tons of trees, everywhere I can sneak them in! I don’t know where to start! Please help me.
I’ve had the best luck pulling ripe cones off the tree. The seeds start falling out when the cones open, however, and they are a food source for birds and other small animals. You have the get there before the birds do!
As for what I do with all these trees:
When I germinate wild/local trees, I nurse them though the seedling stage, then plant them out in my local area in disturbed sites, or offer them for free to neighbours.
I also keep many trees in pots, and many planted quite close together in the yard: I keep most of them artificially small through pruning, pollarding, and coppicing, and use the wood for hügelkultur, wood chip mulch, firewood, biochar, trellises, and wattle. This way, I can grow a large number of trees without them crowding each other out, and organically grow most of the materials I need for soil building .
I hope that helps!