I decided today I was going to pick the elderberries. I have one very large elderberry bushy tree that has been growing for about six maybe seven years under an old dead tree that threatens to fall on my house. recently my son was helping with some heavy lifting and created a lever with a large log and a barrel of dirt and then haphasardly tossed the large log right on my elderberry bushy tree. Smash a good protioin of it. I yelled NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! but it was done.
Well I had only recenlty found out that was in fact an elderberry bushy tree. It recovred as under growth trees do. Now I notice the plant everywhere. It grows here like a total weed. Now a my sister in laws sister makes elderberry wine and sells it in west Virginia. Not a big operation.
I’m thnking this could be a real thing. two acres of land that will grow elderberry and a gumption to make wine. 😀