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Author Topic: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.  (Read 7393 times)

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2015, 04:19:09 pm »
Wild leeks/aka ramps,
 birch sticks and red dogwood branches for Christmas decorations
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2015, 03:15:28 pm »
Fishing worms and other bait.  ;D
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #22 on: November 18, 2015, 09:40:21 am »
Bittersweet. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #23 on: November 18, 2015, 10:26:51 am »
I do harvest balsam boughs occasionally, in years past it was a main source of income for me this time of year. My two oldest daughters work for a friend of mine making and decorating Christmas wreaths, and I have a wreath clamping table set up in the basement as well. Actually, that's what I'll probably do today since the woods are too wet for logging.
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2015, 03:03:16 pm »
I knew a guy who used to harvest salal and sell it to florists for arrangements.  I have some on my place but probably not enough to make it worth my while, even if they pay well. 

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2015, 07:09:26 am »
what is salal

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2015, 10:47:30 am »
? :)
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2015, 03:48:56 pm »
I belive salal is a wild plant with edible berries in the NW.  I could see selling hickory walking sticks, wild oregano and other wild plants like cohosh, and we do sell a lot of Chanterelles mushrooms, mostly because my stomach stopped liking them a few years ago, through a friend at a local farmers market.  The city folks can't seem to get enough "from the local woods" food nowadays.   They key is finding a demand niche and market to move things.
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2015, 03:50:14 pm »
Witch Hazel?

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #29 on: December 21, 2015, 03:58:11 pm »
Man, I'd forgotten the latin name until I looked it up.  It's this stuff:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaultheria_shallon

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #30 on: December 21, 2015, 04:44:06 pm »
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #31 on: December 21, 2015, 06:08:07 pm »
I know some loggers that pick up flat sandrock in the winter months, landscapers and home builders buy them but they dont grow back real quick. 55 a ton was what i heard they paid last.
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2015, 01:00:57 pm »
Western North Carolina has a strong market for Tulip Poplar bark used to make siding for homes and other buildings.  You mentioned Ginseng, but there a market for hundreds, and really even thousands of other medicinal plants, its all about the marketing.  Firewood is another obvious one.

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2015, 05:11:04 pm »
We don't sell it but like to make syrup from Shagbark Hickory bark that falls off the tree. Nice alternative to maple.

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #34 on: January 03, 2016, 01:31:43 am »
Here's another mention for medicinal plants. I'm not sure what is available in your woods in your area, but I'm sure there would be quite a few. Native plants make great tinctures and other forms of medicines. I use cottonwood buds (also from Balsam Poplar, makes a fabulous salve for sprains), Oregon grape, Devil's Club, bleeding heart, elderberries, wild ginger, and more. Those are just the plants I know of from my backyard.
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2016, 02:03:08 pm »
I didn't notice if anyone mentioned Sassafras. You may not want to sell it, but it makes great tea.
I don't think you have to dig up the root. You may can just use the leaves, but I will have to read up on it.
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2016, 06:41:17 pm »
mmm sasafrass tea!  Have not had that is quite a while. My grandmother made it.  It was always from the roots.  We would get 'ground pine' or running cedar for Christmas decorations.

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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2016, 04:16:36 pm »
Does anyone actually plant and grow mushrooms? Here in the NW, it's supposed to be a no brainer if you have downed pine trees. There's a season for the pickers on public land and it's competitive. So I'm thinking about growing them as I have mostly a pine forest property.
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2016, 07:05:02 pm »
People grow them out here on oak logs (I think). I've seen a couple of workshops offered in the area to teach people how to do it. The workshops are always full.
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Re: Harvest from the woods other than from logs.
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2016, 07:25:31 pm »
Shiitake mushrooms are grown on red oak logs prepared with holes drilled for inserting small inoculated plugs, that are sealed with wax.
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