JIM JEM Speedy Dibble

A speedy dibble is similar to a barking spud and good for raw and locally gathered tree nuts, pinecones, apples, pears, and bulbs. A dibb is better for seeds like those of roses and paper birch.

Also consider USFS specification McLeod Rakes for raking together and building compost/burn piles of detritus and/or detritus rubble, twig prunings, and, additionally, up to perhaps 4″ diameter DBH saplings felled and processed with a cordless reciprocating saw equipped with a 12″ all material demolition blade.

Forest ground and midstory herbivory thinning is good for the environment and excellent for composting organic material. MacLeod rakes make yard work easier and faster. Compost piles can occasionally be burned when fire retardant bacpacks are present; concerning leaves, twigs, branches and saplings.

Certain trees like Maple and Catalpa will regenerate from stumps of any height.

All trees that can fall dangerously can be felled at a comfortable height with the exception of timber harvest trees being cut for board feet, then, stumps can be cut as low as possible and buried by scrapingtogether available material there; to lessen the requirement for professional stump grinding.

Detritus removal is a good process for enhancing levitical ungulate browse and for promoting and “seeding in” various species of grasses, including Timothy, Alfalfa, Barley, Oat, and Wheat.

Pole stock and timber harvest with chainsaws, it should be mentioned here, can be legally done by CT General State Statute “Forest Practice Act” FPH, SFPH, of Forester professionals in an aestheic and safe way which mimics natural windthrow and Castor canadensis disturbances, and native american fire ecolgy and wigwam building practices, or, that of colonial era riven rail fence construction by froe and maul; prior to tillage and stone masonry.

Intermittent openings in forest canopy are optimal for the above mentioned type of planting, wildlife habitat enhancements, and “green” livestock pasture; given that full sunlight agronomy is only requisite in cases of essential glucose production via photosynthesis for crops and because “shade pasture” can be beautiful and good for animals.

Raising and releasing furbearers, as well as water and upland fowl, and avian species like turkey, and also pertaining to predatory birds to be released into the wild, or kept for falconry; can be learned, and permits obtained. Similarly, venison farming is possible to learn and practice in various ways if certain practices like antler removal for herd health in captivity are practiced.

And, perhaps a culvert rake, especially, will be nice for the easier maintenance of our historic New England colonial era stone walls.

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