When choosing forest garden plants, consider useful plants; that are useful for food, fibre, dye, medicine, forgagers, soil building.
Mound Culture involves piling of organic matter. Hugelkultur is the use of woody waste.
I have an archive somewhere of the time @Noiseprofessor burnt up some woody matter in a closed system and successfully created biochar.
All the plants that live in an area and use each other’s resources symbiotically are known as a guild. Food, feed, climbers, supporters, miners, groundcover, protectors. This can be seen in the forest with the canopy, low tree layer, shrubs, herbaceous layer, groundcover and roots.
A productive region of a forest garden is the edge because it has the most biodiversity between ranges. The edge effect is used to maximize the sun’s influence while planning for succession; positive gradual edge.
This is one time where I think the visuals might have helped me because there were many words I had to look up and concepts that I’d like to explore further.
Luckily, he has a whole blog dedicated to learning more: www.foodforestgarden.org/