I can no longer look at barbecue the same way. It is entirely possible that I’ve eaten barbecue that was cooked over charcoal that was made from a tree that was growing in my farm before it was my farm. And now that I’m trying to replace that tree and all the other trees that used to grow there, I realize that what took a minute to cut down will take a lifetime to replace. Continue reading “Do You Know Where Your Charcoal Came From?”
Mushrooms! These just sprouted randomly in the grass. Is there poop somewhere there? I’ve always heard that mushrooms tend to grow on poop.
I posted these pictures on Facebook and got some provisional ID’s. I also learned that to help with the ID, I should have taken photos of the gills. Continue reading “Mushrooms .. I know, they are neither Plants nor Animals”
The right selection of tree species is critical for the reforestation to be successful. Using the Miyawaki Method and the Framework Species Method of Dr. Elliot, the ideal tree species would meet the following criteria: Continue reading “Framework Species Trees for Batangas”
When people think of planting trees, they usually think of either landscaping or tree farming. Landscaping is like interior decoration, but with plants. The goal is to create beautiful surroundings using plants, natural features like rocks,water, and fish and also man-made features like fences, and buildings. Landscaping usually requires a lot of care and maintenance. Tree farming usually involves planting one species of trees for the purpose of producing lumber. In the Philippines, popular species for tree farming are fast-growing exotics such as mahogany and gemelina. Continue reading “From Farm to Forest”