About

Hermit thrush image via https://www.post-gazette.com/life/my-generation/2015/05/27/Let-s-talk-about-birds-Hermit-thrush/stories/201505270028

This website began in August 2020, after the idea had some time to germinate, with the intent of sharing simple visions and inspiration for meeting basic needs with trees and of sharing services I offer to uplift those efforts. Collaboration is encouraged – if you would like to contribute to this website, use its contents elsewhere, or have content from elsewhere to share on this website, please reach out.

This website emerges from a temperate forest context and is focused on that context, but ‘trees for basic needs‘ is a much broader reality. Trees exist and support human life on all continents that can sustain humans without fossil fuels.

This website finds its origins alongside a low-tech tree crop propagation, planting, and processing project in the Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands. That nuttery project is called Willows Edge and its nursery offerings are included as a section of this website. This website is hosted in support of that tree enterprise and in reciprocity for the gifts of trees, with no advertising or fees associated with it. Willows Edge Agroforest has its online home on a web log Alchemecology.com, but that project page and this enterprise and informative website are intended to exist as separate individuals in harmony together, as with a human in a forest.

May the force of forest succession be with you.

Squirrel drawing from cr0
Animation of cr0's squirrel drawing in the making