Map of Mortal Tree

I’ve illustrated many designs for clients. Why shouldn’t there be a design for Mortal Tree?

This certainly was a far more difficult task to illustrate than any client design I have seen or created myself. Because I have so many plants smashed together, only the projected (size they will grow) overstory of trees, the basic earthworks, and paths could be included in the big picture design.Screen Shot 2018-03-04 at 4.40.08 PM.png

I give the full plant list of what is currently growing in Mortal Tree below. I also have Screen Shot 2018-02-22 at 1.43.58 PMlinks to various posts and the areas to which they refer. I hope this helps you place everything, and better approximate the conditions.

I have a video showing how I made these designs here.

See my post that gives an overview of Mortal Tree here.

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The small green patch to the north of the white square (the shed) is where I am growing my solomon’s seal. Below the shed is the hosta patch. See the post about these here.

The guild under 5.1 is where I first began experimenting with Group and Conquer.

Guild 5.2 is probably the most shown guild on img_2573-1 this blog. It’s the example guild in The rules of spacing. It’s were the wineberry grows. I have covered it’s superior fruiting here, and it’s success in fostering turnip rooted chervil here.

The grain patch (17) I haven’t covered in a while. Long term developments at work here. The swale below it is where I got my Stropharia first fruits.

The front of the food forest is where I have the annual vegetable project. Growing annuals covers this area. Building beds with bricks covers the mulch-making system below it.

The earthwork at the bottom of the hill is the hugelculture I wrote about in Roots as of now.

The bed between the two apricots (10) is featured in Manual of bed building, and in Niche in fertility.

The guild around under 6.3 is very nice. I have covered it a little under Niche in fertility. It’s where my my most healthy Senna lives.

Mortal Tree is one enormous experiment. As such, I kill a lot of plants; quite a few make it. I have here the complete list of plants currently in the food forest in somewhat of a tall tree to herbaceous layer order. It would be at least twice as long if all my attempts had lived.  I’ll update it periodically.

I have them under the names I usually refer to them. If you have a question about any, please comment, and I’ll throw out a couple more names for you, or can tell you where I got them.

Food forest plant list

Aronia 3 6′

Asian pear

  • Shinko 20′
  • Korean giant 20′

Apple

  • Fuji 15′
  • Ashmead’s Kernal 15′
  • Granny Smith 15′
  • Golden Delicious 15′
  • Red Delicious 15′

Raspberry 2 patches 1′ and 3′

Japanese wineberry 4′

Honeyberry

  • Berry Blue 2 3′
  • Blue Pagoda 3′
  • Tundra 5 3′
  • Blue Sea 3′

Peach

  • Silver Flame 10′
  • Snow peach 2 15′

Plum

  • Beach plum 3 4′
  • Dunbars plum 8′
  • Green 8′
  • Manchurian plum 10′

Poncirus 7′

Peashrub 3 6′

Amorpha 30 6′

Maackia 2 10′

Sophora davidii 6′

Grape

  • Marquette 6′
  • Canadice 6′

Sunchokes

  • Clearwater 15′ patch
  • Stampede 2 4′

Ground peas 2′

Sorrel 2 1′

Good King Henry 5 1′

Tansy 8 4′

Crambe cordifolia 2 2′

Russian olive 2 6′

  • Amber

Goumi 3 6′

  • Red Gem
  • Carmine

Cornelian cherry 2 14′

  • Pioneer 14′
  • Elegant

Cherry sweet

  • Stella 17′
  • Tlor Tsiran 15′

Cherry sour 14′

Prunus tormentosa 5 6′

Chaste tree 6′

Cystisus 4′

Rugosa rose 2 8′

Persimmon

  • Prairie Sun 16′

Mulberry

  • White Lavender 9′
  • Silk Hope 9′
  • Kukuso 9′
  • Dwarf Everbearing 9′

Apricot 2 20′

  • Manchurian

Turkish rocket 8 1′

Garlic 1′

Leek 5 1′

Match

Daylily

  • fulva 10 2′
  • citrina 2 2′

Goji 2 6′

Lupines 7 2′

Crown vetch 18′ patch

Chickling vetch

Hairy vetch

Turnip rooted chervil 5′ patch

Columnar oak 10′

Chinkapin oak 6′

Precocious hazelnut 6′

European pear 6′

  • Bartlett

Chestnut 30′

Mint

  • Ginger
  • Chocolate
  • Horse mint

Creeping charlie

Gooseberry

  • Black Velvet 3 6′
  • Hinomaki Red 3 4′
  • Invicta 2 4′

Strawberries

  • Intensity
  • Musk
  • Alpine
  • White soul 5 6″
  • Alexandria 2 6″

Dafodils 10 1′

Solomon’s seal patch

Hosta 10 3′

Figwort 2′ patch

Aralia spinosa 6′

Mimosa 19′

Privet 4′

Amalanchier

  • Regent 2 6′
  • Northline 3 8′
  • Allegheny 20′

Rhubarb 4 2′

Scorzonera

  • Duplex 10 1′

Comfrey

  • Bocking 16 (?) 8 2′
  • Bocking 14 12 2′
  • Goldsmith 1 1′
  • Chinese 5 1′
  • True 4 2′

Wormwood 2′

Lespedeza thunbergii

  • Alba 6′
  • Gibralter 3 6′

Hercleum sphondillium 3 1′

Almond 1 15′

Asparagus 5 1′

Crosnes 8 1′

Currant

  • red 2 6′
  • white 1 6′

Illinois bundlflower 3′

Golden alexanders 2 1′

Perennial buckwheat 2 1′

Silene vulgaris 2 2′

Fragrant spring tree 10′

Jostaberry 8′

Snowbell 10′

Blackberry patch

Catalpa 17′

Ranunculus ficaria 1 1′

Lemon balm 2 1′

Senna hebecarpa 2 4′

Fig 1 6′

Egyptian walking onion 6 6″

Silene uniflora 6″

Ajuga reptans 1″

Salsify 5 1′

Oregano 2 1′

Nettles 3 2′

Valerian 5 3′

Nigella 10 4″

Parsnip 10 1′

Miscanthus 7 4’

Camassia

  • quamash 5 1′
  • cussickii 4 1′

Vinca patch

Tilia cordata 5 10′