growing forest trees in a useful plants or food garden project

by caroline
(cape town)

Gondwana fruit mucilage

Gondwana fruit mucilage

Gondwana fruit mucilage
not quite a bowl of cherries, but there has been no human selection

One of our great forest trees, the Knysna Yellowwood, could be used in many ways: to stabilize soil, provide shade, be harvested for massive timber, fine branches (the sprouts after cutting) for making utensils, drawing charcoal, kindling. The bark can be used for tanning and a way could be found to extract the copious sugar from the fruit without the acrid bitter terpene, or breed low terpene varieties.

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Terpenes and sugar
by: Caroline

How about natural turpentine extraction ? Most other species from around the world are used in a multitude of medicines to treat fevers, coughs, arthritis, STD's, canine distemper, and Leukemia, and their fruit are used to make jams and jellies.

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