Tuesday, December 26, 2017

More Seedlings

A few more of our TreeProject seedlings are growing. This is our seventeenth year as volunteer growers, raising plants from seed for re-vegetation projects around Victoria. You can read details about how the scheme works on the TreeProject website.

Grey Mallee, Eucalyptus socialis, sown on 5th December, first seedlings up on 24th:
Almost too tiny to see with the naked eye. Actually impossible to see without my glasses!

Moonah, Melaleuca lanceolata, sown 6th December, seedlings first noticeable 24th December:
Had quite possibly been up for a day or two before they were large enough to be seen, as the gravel was quite disturbed even though I couldn't see the plants.

Wallowa, Acacia calamifolia, sown 7th December, first seedling appeared 20th December:
But it was the only one, so I wondered if it was a stray seed that got mixed up in the wrong packet. But five days later more seedlings appeared, and they looked the same:
So it looks like that early-bird seed was in the right place after all.

Now there are only two species left to germinate.



3 comments:

  1. Really, seventeen years! Lots and lots of wonderful big trees all around Victoria thanks to you.

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  2. Many thanks on behalf of the environment for 17 years of trees, trees are beautiful structures of nature.

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  3. Nice to see the wee trees sprouting up!

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