In general, nurse
logs return to the soil some of the elements taken from it during growth
and, as a source of food, enhance enzymes e.g. those which turn cellulose
into sugar. They also serve as water reservoirs as well as shelters for
We have been working
on this project since 1993 and our contribution to the arts in modern arboriculture
has met with wide-spread approval. In the program FEED THE CHILDREN, FEED
THE SOIL we donate the profit from the sale of the logs to local charities
concerned with e.g. organic baby food.
A few more words
about some myths. Contrary to rumors, nurse logs do not constitute a fire
hazard once soil contact is made. They do not spread diseases. We do not
take the logs from forests but rather from 'take-downs' in urban areas.
This oak log was an addition to this landscape in 2005
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