Mulberry

Since November 2010, TreeSteward Jeff Lund has written articles on what to do with your tree once it is cut down or blown down so it can be recycled. I learned from edible plant extraordinaire, Eric Toensmeier, that some species have edible leaves that can be good tasting and are unusually high in protein for a leaf crop. It is a hard and durable wood comparable to elm, but sometimes tends to warp and change its color unexpectedly without the addition of any stains or finishes. This is the kind of plant we want to have in our arsenal for fighting the looming issues of malnutrition, deforestation and climate change which are intimately interrelated.

A very common wood used to grill fish, poultry and various meats such as pork and beef. All of the wood from this special was cut from an unusually large 4-1/2 ft. diameter log that has air dried for over one year. These worms will eat 3,500 pounds (1500 kilograms) of mulberry leaves, and will spin cocoons which will produce 18 pounds (8 kilograms) of silk thread. It is invasive and weedy, so the Paper Mulberry has been placed on prohibited plant lists in Florida.

Homes similar to 7349 Mulberry Wood Ln are listed between $249K to $389K at an average of $190 per square foot. Unfortunately the owner of New Place, Reverend Francis Gastrell, had this mulberry tree felled at some time in the 1750s, probably to discourage tourists who flocked to the site because of the Shakespeare connection. It is most often used for grilling pork or poultry; however, small game birds such as grouse, partridge, and quail are often grilled or smoked with pear wood chips.

Sustainability: This wood species is not listed in the CITES Appendices or on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Instead, they have resolved to build their livelihoods from more sustainable practices, such as making and selling their traditional Tapa cloths, made from mulberry trees grown in their gardens. With a Janka hardness of only 1,100, mulberry should be rather nice to carve with a knife.

The story that Shakespeare planted a mulberry tree at New Place could well be true, for in 1609, when he had become successful and was spending more time in Stratford than in London, King James I attempted to kick-start a native silk industry. You might ask your local favorite nursery to contact listed wholesale nurseries and have them send it up to your location. It was noted that Native Americans used the fibrous bark of the Red Mulberry in making many items such as baskets and ropes (Rafinesque, 1839).mulberry wood

Eric’s article on perennial staple foods of the world shows mulberry leaves to produce more protein per acre than soybeans in a system that only needs planted once and may outlive the person planting it. This information led me to start collecting mulberry varieties and trialing them for flavor and texture. White mulberry has been naturalized and may be more common than red mulberry in many parts of Iowa.

Woods that have been seasoned with aged beverages such as wine or whiskey impart the flavors of the blends through the years of use. Mulberry is very easy to propagate from cuttings, making it feasible for anyone to establish many plants quickly with basic nursery techniques. Pimento wood adds a natural peppery flavor to food and it may also impart the flavors of several combined spices, such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, which is similar to the flavor provided by allspice.

The group was awarded National Collection status by Plant Heritage in 2005, and now includes 38 different forms. Mulberry is known for being a rugged survivor and is rumored to have been used to push back deserts in China. I have had the same moisture problem with hedge and mulberry when it hasnt seasoned long enough or is not split small enough to be seasoned right. The tree was introduced into America for silkworm culture in early colonial times and naturalized and hybridized with the native red mulberry. Small mulberry twigs are ideal fuel for efficient wood burning cooking implements like rocket stoves.

White mulberry plank and end grain – this was cut from one of the larger planks above and the washed-out color of the face grain is correct; the piece has been fine sanded and reflects the light in a way that makes it appear less yellow than it did before sanding. Ken, Mulberry is one of the most decay resistant woods in the US, so you can leave it out in the weather for longer than you will likely need.

Unbeknown to King James the silk worm will only eat White Mulberry and he had proliferated Black Mulberry far and wide, embarrassingly engaging the help and support of his aristocracy in this ill-conceived folly. The FRENCH MULBERRY (Callicarpa Americana) is a shrub 3 to 6 feet high, with bluish flowers and violet fruit, but the species is too tender for any but the mildest parts of Great Britain.

B. Kajinoki (Sieb.) is a deciduous tree, wild in Japan, growing 29 to 30 feet high, similar to the Paper Mulberry and made use of in like manner, though inferior. Coriolanus, for example, holds his head low now humble as the ripest mulberry that will not hold the handling”. Notice, in the middle of a teaching on offenses and forgiveness, Jesus brings up a mulberry Sycamine tree. A tree with such a diverse set of uses should be exploited more in a world of such dire need. I carved birds 6, 7, and 8 from woods that I’d already used in the Hundred Birds Project.

Much like the woods provided from fruit trees, the small diameter trunks of the blackberry bush provides a slightly sweet and delicate flavor for grilling poultry and other meats, such as small game birds like grouse, pheasant, partridge, and quail. A mulberry tree can be kept to a tidy form by developing a set of main branches, and then pruning laterals to 6 leaves in July in order to develop spurs near the main branches. It is often mixed with woods with milder flavors in order to provide a more subtle flavor to foods.

Allergies/Toxicity: Besides the standard health risks associated with any type of wood dust, no further health reactions have been associated with Mulberry. A mulberry promotional document from FAO claims that the leaves range from 15-28% protein. Orange, red, purple, black, and blue pigments isolated from the fruit of mulberry are used as coloring agents in the industry of food and fabrics. Black mulberry fruits are large and juicy, with a good balance of sweetness and tartness that makes them the best flavored species of mulberry. The black mulberry is more fastidious, faring less well in cold climates or areas with humid summers.

But James made the mistake – some say he was deliberately wrongly advised by the perfidious French – of ordering the black mulberry instead of the white version. Usually, the plantation is raised and in block formation with a spacing of 6 feet × 6 feet, or 8 feet × 8 feet, as plant to plant and row to row distance. Sowing fresh mulberry seeds immediately leads to excellent germination within about 2 weeks. When I was living in Albuquerque, New Mexico I had a friend who gave me some mulberry trees. The tree you are looking for is the White Mulberry, Morus alba, a fast growing tree that is native to China. The wood is surprisingly hard, and thus turns well, and lends itself to thin-walled vessels.

The cost calculated by this tool is based off of the best available averages of labor and material costs for wood furniture repair in Mulberry, FL. For an estimate specific to your unique project contact a local, professional Homezera specialist. He has received the highest award from the following societies: Distinguished Service Award, Society of Wood Science & Technology; Gottschalk Award, Forest Products Society; Award of Merit, American Wood Protection Association; and Award of Merit, Railway Tie Association. His research and teaching program focuses on production methods and applications for wood products.

For example, some Native American tribes were known to use the Red Mulberry bark for digestive health (Stone, 2009). However, wood is only about half as hard to turn / cut when it is wet, as it is dry, so you will enjoy the process much better if you turn it green. The leaves of the White Mulberry in particular have been extensively studied for useful properties in medicine. Mulberry wood is prized for its beauty so we have saved the trunk which we hope to cut into whatever the most appropriate use dictates. Whether or not their ancestry can be proven, these trees have found themselves better respected than the original mulberry that made them famous.

According to the RHS, the mulberry tree has a spreading habit and becomes crooked and gnarled with time”.The Gainsborough’s House specimen is no exception, but it is the heart of the garden and a living link with history. Plank and end grain – the color of this plank in a strong light is a brighter yellow than I have been able to reproduce here. However, there is no enough of it available to make a commercial market or I am confident it would be a popular wood. I’m told that the wood will change color to a rich reddish brown within a year.

Fruit of mulberry is rich source of vitamins C, A, E and K and minerals such as potassium, iron and magnesium. I like to leave my turning wood in longer lengths until it is time to cut off a blank, just to avoid end-checking. He was awarded in PhD in Wood Products Engineering in 1973 from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. If you are unfortunate and lose a tree you think could be recycled, send an email to info@ and we’ll try to arrange contact with a woodworker who can recycle like the mulberry. Hence, I expressed an interest in obtaining some of the logs for potential woodworking.

Not only is the tree so versatile, a number of these uses can be accomplished in one multi-functional system. However, the two may be easily separated with a blacklight , as Mulberry is non-fluorescent, while Black Locust is highly fluorescent under a blacklight (see video below ). I’ve never turned any but I have carved some and found it to be an excellent medium, fairly hard but with a very smooth buttery texture to it, finishes well, nice color and grain as well.

To kick start the initiative he needed quantities of what the silk worm feeds on, Mulberry leaves, and he arranged for saplings to be made available and strongly suggested to the wealthy landowners that they should support this initiative by planting lots of his trees. Similar to peach and other fruit trees, the wood from a pear tree provides a somewhat sweet, fruity flavor.