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Old 06-11-2008, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default who needs a trellis when you have a tree

Check this out. When you use what you have you do amazing things. This guys used a Douglas fir as the trellis.

here is a pic of the set up followed by the webpage with descriptions.



http://www.evilmadscientist.com/article.php/hopstrellis

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Old 06-12-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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Maybe I should move the Sunbeam up slope. The shade would be good for it.

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Old 06-12-2008, 12:11 PM   #3
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I love this approach to use what's already there. Gives me ideas!

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Old 06-12-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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Originally when I was getting ready to make a trellis, was thinking...man what am I gonna use? So, I cut down a few trees for my poles and ran high tensile fence wire through them (which I had laying around). It seems to be working great. I sunk them about 4'.

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And....there goes my excuse for not growing my own hop plants...

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Wow, GREAT solution! So do the roots of the tree present any problems for the hop vines?

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I've been thinking about doing this up the side of a River Birch I have. But I suspect that it would be a PITA come harvest time. But on the other hand I think it would look awesome.

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well the Douglas Fir will sufer a bit because of it, but I guess thats his choice

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