What about the autumn olive? i hear a lot of good and bad things about this bush! I was considering planting some to create thickets. i visited a place where it was planted and it is a deer and bear magnet. not to mention a ton of other wildlife species? what care your thoughts ?
Yeah i have heard this too about the autumn olive. I want to plant something that grows fast and produces food for wildlife. any thoughts?The problem with Autumn Olive is that it's invasive and will out compete native vegetation, creating a mono culture, plus birds spread the seed far and wide, so neighbors should be considered.
I hear comments from time to time against "sawtooth oak" because they are not native. People can have their opinion as long as they leave it on their land. On my land I intend to plant sawtooth oak because whitetail deer love them and they grow well in my region of the country.
I regret I didn't plant them sooner but we are working on catching up - got many opportunities now that the timber crews are gone.
I like Doctorbrady's post because tomatoes and potatoes are classic examples of why an open mind has it advantages.