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Native Trees and Shrubs for Agroforestry

A blight-resistant American chestnut tree growing at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

A blight-resistant American chestnut tree growing at MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center

June 27, 2019

Diversifying a farm with trees and shrubs produces a valuable harvest and shady foraging area – and provides the ideal growing environment for high-value woodland medicinal herbs. In her article “Permaculture with a Native Twist” in the summer issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener, Heather McCargo discusses the benefits of using native plants in such permaculture settings and lists several native trees and shrubs for agroforestry. Aronia, blueberry, elderberry, hazelnut ... lots of choices here!

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