Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Planting Trees

Recently we planted some trees and salt-tolerant bushes in an area of the farm which has become salt-affected and unproductive. Roger obtained a grant through the local landcare officer to help with the cost of fencing the area and re-vegetating it.
The wetter flats were mounded before planting trees with the pottiputki manually. Higher up we direct planted the seedlings using a Kimseeds machine.
Here are some photos...

Odette firming down a tree seedling


Odette and Hugh

Roger in the tractor, Matthew on the planter

Matthew working the planter

Hugh replanting a tree seedling that missed the hole

Matthew and Teagan planting trees on the mounded flats

Matthew stamping on the pottiputki

seedling in the ground

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