Coppicing, pruning for arrow production

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Coppicing, pruning for arrow production

ramaytush
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ramaytush
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24 Dec 2017, 07:42 #1

I am starting coppicing some hazel bushes. Does this help them to grow straight long shoots for arrows? It would be nice to encourage shoots or cultivate them rather than walk around the woods all day looking at 100 bushes to find 3 shoots. Other plants we have are oemleria cerasiformis(osoberry), cornus (dogwood), rubus spectabilis (salmonberry) and ocean spray. I would also like to try to coppice some choke cherry and serviceberry. Hopefully someone has some answers. This is a long term experiment
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ramaytush
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24 Dec 2017, 07:43 #2

Also has anyone used eucalyptus shoots from a stump?
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Quest for fire
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03 Jan 2018, 15:59 #3

Raymatush I think everyone here is enjoying the last of the holidays.
Your ideas sound good. I too wonder what eucalyptus would be like.
I never heard of it being used for arrows before but then it doesn't grow here.😉
Last edited by Quest for fire on 04 Jan 2018, 02:21, edited 1 time in total.
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03 Jan 2018, 21:07 #4

does grafting and cloning have a place in a long term experiment?
https://courses.cit.cornell.edu/hort494/mg/index.html
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