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Mulberry tree

Postby ohiosteve » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:23 pm

I'm pretty sad, lost a humongous mulberry tree behind the house this week. I googled biggest mulberry tree and I'm not joking this thing was close. There is a million berries on it and I'm hoping they still ripen. I picked a bucket full of ripe ones today. Anyone got any mulberry recipes? How about the wood, any uses for it?
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby Workinonit Farm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:25 pm

Wow!!! That was a huge tree. As for recipes, I've used them to make pies, using mulberries in place of blueberries, in the recipe. I've also used them to make a syrup, of sorts, to use as a flavoring for yogurt, ice cream, or to add to anything with fruit.


As for the wood, besides firewood, I suppose the wood could be used for some type of project.

Sorry you lost such a nice tree.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby ohiosteve » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:44 pm

Workinonit Farm wrote:Wow!!! That was a huge tree. As for recipes, I've used them to make pies, using mulberries in place of blueberries, in the recipe. I've also used them to make a syrup, of sorts, to use as a flavoring for yogurt, ice cream, or to add to anything with fruit.


As for the wood, besides firewood, I suppose the wood could be used for some type of project.

Sorry you lost such a nice tree.

Thanks WF, that tree fed a lot of birds and coons and other critters for sure. I did some research(googling), and the wood is very similar to Osage Orange but softer. Once the berries are gone I will cut it up, if anyone on here wants any of the wood they can pm me and I'm sure we can work something out.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:57 pm

Id try a jelly.. that wood could be good to smoke meats with
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby ohiosteve » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:07 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:Id try a jelly.. that wood could be good to smoke meats with

I wondered about smoking with it also. I'll save some for you sky. If there's any pieces that strike me as something that need to be carved I will save it for cowgirl8.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby skyhightree1 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:35 am

ohiosteve wrote:
skyhightree1 wrote:Id try a jelly.. that wood could be good to smoke meats with

I wondered about smoking with it also. I'll save some for you sky. If there's any pieces that strike me as something that need to be carved I will save it for cowgirl8.


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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby Cross-7 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:37 am

What caused the tree to fall ?
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby ohiosteve » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:37 am

Cross-7 wrote:What caused the tree to fall ?

I think just the heavy wieght of all the berries and wet ground. It has lost some big limbs the past couple years. Cows also liked hanging out under it that may have affected it.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby poorboy » Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:47 am

The wood will make posts that will outlast locust. I still have some pushing fifty years.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby ohiosteve » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:15 am

poorboy wrote:The wood will make posts that will outlast locust. I still have some pushing fifty years.

That is really good to hear. I will be cutting it up as soon as the berries are gone, they are still ripening more and more each day, daughter and I are going to make some mullberry jam this weekend hopefully.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby greybeard » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:47 am

I picked mulberries for a neighbor when I was about 14....he had 3 big trees. Turned into a huge undertaking for a teenager tho my mother was really glad to get them. Extremely messy to harvest.
If I never see another mullberry stained finger I will be happy.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby ddd75 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:35 pm

they are a nuisance tree unless they are out in the woods.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby Allenw » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:05 pm

I agree they're a nuisance tree but a big one will make a lot of good fire wood.
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Re: Mulberry tree

Postby JW IN VA » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 pm

my Dad once made a handle for a peavey from Mulberry.You might bend it but you won't break it.Might make some good single trees,too.
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