Our green investment already begins to grow

Bruce and Zoe planting in late October

Bruce and Zoe planting in late October

Young tree powers away

The next generation is looking good!

Just eight weeks ago, Bruce, Chris and David of the Victorian Mobile Landcare Group helped us plant 1200 trees. Yesterday, Zoe and I were staggered and delighted to see how much they’d grown.

Planting trees is always a bit of a gamble and the wet year had delayed their planting, which added to the risk they’d perish. Of course, it’s only the start of summer and they’re not out of the woods yet (dreadful pun, sorry) but what a great start they’ve had.

Thanks again, Bruce, Chris and David!

PS: I had to edit this – I meant 1200 trees, not 800! We were given 400 more at the last minute!

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4 responses to “Our green investment already begins to grow

  1. Thanks for the news Marian. Hoping that being the floor of the valley the subsoil moisture levels will stay up and they will continue to grow like hot cakes. My fear was that if the ground dried out soon after planting then the planting shock would just finish them off.
    Dave McKinnon

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  2. And the strange thing is, common theory is that grass around trees is bad, but in summer the thatching of the grass will help prevent soil dry off, so that’s good. Look forward to seing them.

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  3. milkmaidmarian

    We really appreciate the help you fellows and the VMLCG offer, Dave. You really do make a difference.

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