In the beginning of the pandemic in April of 2020 my apprentice on the time, John Eads, and I took off for a burn space in a forest. We have been looking for a charred log for a brand new undertaking.
We planted native crops on one we’d discovered, making an attempt to mimic a “nurse log”. Extra about this regenerative forest course of within the first put up: Nurse Log Creativeness: Hemlock, Huckleberry, and Salal
After composing, April 2020. Western Hemlock, Evergreen Huckleberry and Salal. Burn marks from a forest fireplace are on the left facet and beneath.
In June, 2023. After three years of progress, the Hemlock and Salal have confirmed most vigorous. This shot is after a powerful cutback. Moss has colonized a lot of the log, obscuring the burned areas.
A Salal shoot popping out of nowhere, proof of the in depth, within-log rhizome construction of the crops. This shoot had a contented slug nibbling on it.