*Due to size of the root ball, this store is set up to only accept 'Pick Up' orders fornow. Pick up locations in Saxapahaw, NC and Purcellville, VA (also possibly Hampton, Virginia) beginning December 10, 2019. For combined orders of $2000 or more, I may be willing to transport to you for the price of fuel.
Dickerson Fodder: (Morus multicaulis) This tree was first spotted by Nick Harper in Hillsboro, NC. I believe it to be M. multicaulis due to the age of this tree and former Quaker ownership of this property. More than likely, this lot was growing a small orchard of silk mulberry trees before the courthouse was moved to it in the mid-1800s.
What this means for today’s times is that silkworm mulberry trees are highly digestible and high in protein along with a smattering of other nutrients and minerals (like calcium and silica). If a silkworm can eat this mulberry leaf, so can any livestock in the US. Pigs, chickens, cattle will all flourish with these leaves. I have yet to get a fodder analysis for this tree, but I can guarantee it is higher in proteins, minerals and nutrients than most other fodders your animals are eating.
**These trees are budded and between 2 and 3 feet in height, growing on rootstock that is 1-2.5 inches in caliper. These trees will be bare root, alive, well and sleepily dormant by the time you pick them up. I am not responsible for anything that happens to them. The wood alone on these on these trees is worth the cost if you learn to propagate. Scion will not be for sale otherwise.**