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Planning a forest garden, part 3

Eventual canopy coverage

My rough base map needed some on the ground measurement before I moved on to the next stage.  Here's my revised version, showing more accurate distances between fruit trees, an approximation of their eventual canopy cover, and a few more primary paths.  You'll notice that the brush pile miraculously disappeared --- I hope I'm able to make that happen.  I also decided to move the baby persimmon to a gap in the woods once I read that it can grow up to 50 feet in diameter!  Next, placing the wetlands....

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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