[LMB] OT: Tree maturity, was Copyright was:Clandestine Classics

Pat Mathews mathews55 at msn.com
Fri Jul 26 14:23:22 BST 2019

Oh, yes. Apple trees make marvelous coppices, BTW. Volunteers everywhere.
From: lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk <lois-bujold-bounces at lists.herald.co.uk> on behalf of Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [LMB] OT: Tree maturity, was Copyright was:Clandestine Classics

From: Sylvia McIvers <sylviamcivers at gmail.com>

On the topic of chestnut trees, because* I just read this:
Coppicing trees leads to multi-generation trees in one small area, leading
to a variety of wildlife habitats.
[*] also because there are many, many people on this list who like Knowing
All The Things

Gwynne: That's fascinating. I don't think many people realise that medieval forests
weren't just a whole lot of trees, but were managed very carefully. (A lot of fairy tales
have a forester featuring; most people never seemed to wonder what he actually did
out there when he wasn't being part of a fairy tale. It was a recognised occupation, the
listeners at the time would accept and understand the character.)
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