Plant’s Idea Of Ethical Wildcrafting
I love walking in the woods, locating the plants I will need to make my herbal remedies. I am very lucky, as I live just minutes from a beautiful section of the Bruce Trail, in Hamilton, Ontario. The forest area is considered to be quite similar to a Savannah ecosystem. This provides a much larger array of plants, trees, grasses, berries, nuts, fungi and mosses to choose from than many other areas. Within a span of several kilometers I am treated to deciduous and coniferous woods, open fields, ponds and waterfalls. This allows me to visit hundreds of microclimates all within a day. Upon one particular hike, I witnessed snow piled within a collection of rocks, and just twenty feet away ferns were flourishing. This is a good example of a microclimate. There are several soil types, each which greatly influences a plants growth, such types as clay, mineral rich soil, dry, moist or sandy. The pH range affects the types of plants able to grow in each area. Some plants can have a negative impact on others, as they release certain toxins to kill their neighbouring plants, giving them the advantage to the sun, soil nutrients and pollination. There […]
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