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Sitka spruce vs lodgepole pine firewood

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On 25/11/2021 at 16:33, difflock said:

A  typical Lodgepole Pine of ours.

And a somewhat more pleasing mound of  Spagnum moss. 

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Just what you want to see from the harvester

 

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On 25/11/2021 at 18:41, nepia said:

I'm told by my mate in Scotland that Lodgepole is planted with Spruce because of its fast early years growth that don't actually smother the Spruce but do protect it from wind and weather.  The Spruce catches up, overtakes and then smothers the Lodgepole:  does this make sense to you?

Yea 100%. This was similarly done with Japanese larch in the past too. Was in a 30 year old stand today. The Sitka spruce has completely outcompeted the larch and most of the larch were standing deadwood. If the stand were 15 years old, the larch would be standing a meter or so taller than the spruce. 

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