Friday, June 7, 2013

Seedling Maintenance

Looking after the TreeProject seedlings is an on-going task. Maintenance involves checking for pests, removing any extra seedlings that have germinated in the tubes, and trimming any roots that are growing through the bottom of the tubes. Today it was the turn of the dogwoods (Cassinia aculeata, no relation to the beautiful dogwood trees of the northern hemisphere).
Some of them are large and ready to be planted out already, such as the one in the photo above. The bits that look like extra seedlings are actually branches of the one plant. But you can see in the photo below that nearly half of them are still very small and won't be ready for quite a while:

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, Vireya I had not realised how much work was involved, but it is a worthwhile project.