mediatechnology wrote: ↑
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:20 am
I could pour the "trub", left over remnants after cooking a batch of beer on it. The trub has some malt (sugar) left in it.. I typically pour it over my compost heap... The tree slugs et al will like it better than the compost worms do.
Fermented is even better than sugar.
Not sure I understand that... sugar is food for many living things, fermented sugar is fun for animals...
I was wondering if it were once a pecan tree with a long vertical tap root.
I have lots of pecan trees on my property including a serious trunk/root removal exercise when I lost a big one a couple summers ago. In my judgement pecan trees need lots of water and nutrients so grow massive root systems more laterally than vertically... Advice about fertilizing pecan trees suggest that the roots extend all the way out to the drop line, where water falls from longest branches when it rains.
The big cottonwood I lost during Katrina had roots that went both deep and wide, but not deep or wide enough.
The current dead tree might be a cottonwood( I still need to ask my neighbor who knows trees?),
[edit I asked him and he thinks maybe a sweet gum... /edit]
but may have been light starved for decades because not much normal lower branch growth. It may have invested its growth energy in getting tall enough to get some sunlight.
I will try discarding the beer making trub on it and be more patient. it is rotting already, so could come down in a good storm.
It's nice to be nice.