Saturday, May 12, 2012

TreeProject Seedlings Update

Black wattle (Acacia mearnsii) - one full box:
They are looking good, and some look almost big enough to plant out now.

Wirilda (Acacia retinoides) - one full box:
Some are getting their adult leaves, while others are still quite small.

Swamp gum (Eucalyptus ovata) - one full box, although a third of them are transplants:
Some are a good size, but others are still small. Many have a touch of powdery mildew, but I know from last year that this seems to just be a fact of life for this species when they are small.

Manna gums (Eucalyptus viminalis) - four boxes, although a bit under a quarter of them are transplants.
Again, a lot of variation in size. But compare those above with the transplanted manna gums below. The transplants are far less advanced than those which are growing where they germinated.

It will probably be three or four months until the seedlings are planted out, so hopefully these babies will catch up with their siblings a bit over winter.


  1. happy Mothers Day to you the Mother of Treelings

    1. Well done Vireya, they look great! I've started getting the areas ready for these beauties. Hope to start spraying next week and ready to plant from July.

      I've sprayed round last years plantings and had to replace a few. Over 95% survival though!