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    a couple years ago it dawned on me that I have chewed up a fair amount of basswood thru the years, probably a pittance compared to some but a fair amount. As a gesture I planted two basswood trees in the back yard. I keep them protected from the deer and they are about a knee high now. Probably they wont get to any size in my life time but somedy perhaps someone can avail themselves of carving wood. just a gesture.

  • #2
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    That's a kind thing to do. I don't know anything about basswood trees. I don't think we have them in Texas. Ginny


    • #3
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      Good idea Rick. I also use basswood grown locally here to make cordage so it isn't just carving. I think I need to plant some too.


      • #4
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        I love the idea, also interested in growing saplings for sticks/staffs. I cant get a seed to sprout, or find a sprout to transplant. 100 bucks apiece at the nursery, that ain't happening. I'll try cuttings next.
        Buffalo Bif


        • #5
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          I got them online someplace it was like 5 bucks and then shipping biut it wasn't much at all.


          • #6
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            Neat idea Rick!
            Keep On Carvin'
            Bob K.

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            • #7
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              Anyone in WV or surrounding states can order saplings from the state. They have quite a variety and best of all they're only a dollar apiece but the down side is you have to order 25. I'm planting 25 alders and 25 osage orange this year and hope to do a few other varieties next year. I know that several states have similar deals for reforestation purposes. I will harvest some of these for sticks but many others I hope to leave for the next generation of carvers.


              • #8
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                I plant several trees a year, sometime more.... I believe it is a must.
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