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    First Grafting Effort - Bucket List Item Done

    " What he said :emoji_point_up_2:, congrats on the first grafts and you didnt even bleed!
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    Planting dogwood seeds?

    Dogwood really roots well on its own especially in damper soils. You can take dogwood cuttings in such volume that I dont see it being worth it.
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    Apple orchard tax deductions (Wisconsin)

    I do a schedule F, run my stuff under fencing expenses, spaying goes with my chemical expenses for the farm. Try and show a profit every once in a while - the usual ... it all gets blended into my other farm income and expenses.
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    Global warming

    Do not forget peak power demands pay more to the power companies too... they pull a premium. So... normally they love peak use... its not a problem till it becomes a problem. There is big money in running that tight edge at the fringes of total capacity. "Winterizing" costs a lot and cuts into...
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    side benefit of using hybrid willows and poplars in screen

    Seen a video where they had 5-6 foot cuttings big enough dia. for a fence post driver to pound in and where slamming them into the ground with the driver.
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    Global warming

    I think we both agree its a mess. But I think the article is ambiguous, One could say Texas as zero reliance on wind power, its a supplemental add on to an already monomorphically problematic petroleum/coal based system that is obviously failing, as the article indicated, by not even having...
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    Global warming

    Only a small percent of the offline power is green... do not buy into that PR pitch. I see some politicians were quick to capitalize on peoples misfortunes real quick - grab those votes while people are hurting! Booyah! The vast majority of what is down is coal, oil, and gas fired issues...
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    Global warming

    And,,,,,,, maybe ..... just maybe..... those same people you don't trust, that "big government" might just be KEPT there just to keep you frustrated and distracted, fighting over the scraps on the floor when the prime rib, lobster and good booze is in and on the fridge just out of reach. Your...
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    Global warming

    I dont have all the answers but I do know injecting a slurry of chemicals into rock & its deep ground water to squeeze dinosaur juice out of the ground is a pretty outdated way of pushing a car around. If a battery can work in the vacuum of space we can get one to work on the back forty in...
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    Global warming

    We have free will.... that's a God given gift to change things.... I like to keep it simple.... You can keep crapping in your bath tub and keep crawling into it and saying there is nothing wrong... I worked in a refinery in Montana .... I am well aware of what we were doing to the ground...
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    Planting dogwood seeds?

    You might wanna try a seed tray and or an area in the garden ... could even just try planter box. I have a cutting bed I made filled with sand that I rooted out a mess of red osier cuttings in that would work too. It would be an experiment as I still feel cuttings are so much easier.
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    Planting dogwood seeds?

    It cant hurt, but I wonder if they have to pass through a bird or mammals digestive track first for better germination? Some berries/seeds are better sown/scattered that way by nature. Cuttings and cutting transplants just give you an edge and likely a higher success rate. By the lack a replies...
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    Growing a tree from a cutting

    The tape trick isnt mine and I dont want to take credit for that one... its from another member here and I apologize for off hand not remembering who but it is a good tip worth repeating. Nice thing about this site is info gets shared.
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    Growing a tree from a cutting

    LOL, I know what you mean, I have found a few branch whip n tongue grafts I randomly did on some trees out in the field still taped from a couple years ago.
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    Growing a tree from a cutting

    You can use electrical type - get good tape and some do reverse the tape sticky side out for the initial wrap layer then flip it back, I use electrical tape but it does have the draw back of peeling bark at times. If I do the untapping on a warm day its not an issue for the most part but this...
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