My friend Connor invited me and a few other plant geeks (including Andi Houston and Andy Firk) over to his place in Micanopy the other day.
He’s got all kinds of cool projects going on; however, we got there at dusk so it was hard to see much… but one thing I saw and had to share was this innovative way to put a solid hickory handle on a sledgehammer head:
When that tree fills in, that head will be encased in immobile hickory wood. He told me that he cut the sapling above the hammer head and slipped the head over, then the tree grew a new top and has continued to thicken.
I’ve tried researching this method after seeing this at Connor’s farm but haven’t had any luck yet. If you know more, please share!