I’ve spoken a lot before on this site about the vital role that trees play in permaculture design and ecosystem restoration. But some of you may be interested in this recent article I wrote outlining the basics of pioneer trees.
Trees are always on my mind – but especially at the moment, as I am working on a design that involves restoring areas of native woodland, and establishing a design in which trees absolutely form the core and driving force of the project. I will share the case study for this project in a few days.
Pioneer trees can be very important in a range of ways, which I outline briefly in the article above. If you are interested in learning more about pioneer species for your area, or in developing a plan for woodland or forest restoration, please get in touch to discuss the project and learn how I can help.
From the very outset of a project, the right trees in the right places can very much determine the eventual success of the overall design. These amazing pioneers forge a pathway forwards, showing how working with nature can help us to achieve our goals.