Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tree Planting Day

Remember the seedlings that were planted in February, started germinating only a week later, then grew and grew then left two weeks ago?

Here they are today, ready to be planted out:

And here's the very first one I planted:
The (unused) milk carton protects the seedling until it gets going. The empty pot gets collected at the end of the day, to be re-used next year. But you can just see a Eucalyptus viminalis peeking out of the top of the carton. And in the distance, you can see some TreeProject trees planted about six years ago.

Five of us worked for about two hours:

Until about 200 of the seedlings were in their permanent homes:

After lunch, we took some cows for a walk, and admired trees which have all grown from seedlings which the landholder started planting in 1998:
Much nicer to look at than the freeway, which is just to the left behind the trees!

So here is the seedlings' new home:

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Time to head back to the big smoke, but not before a stop in Kyneton to wander amongst the daffodils. There these tiles on a pub wall caught my eye:

Now it is time for a quiet evening, then I think I will sleep well tonight!

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a job well done. I for one appreciate the wonderful work that you volunteers are doing for our environment. Thankyou!

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  2. how good to see the results of your labour from several years back, a very rewarding day.

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  3. Thanks, Dee.

    Kaite, This is the 7th or 8th year I've grown trees, but I wasn't involved in growing or planting any of the earlier trees for this particular landholder. However I may get the opportunity to grow for him again next year, in which case it would be great to see how this year's trees are going.

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