John B Dalton
Planting native tree seedlings in prepared sites to establish linkages and shelter belts. Planting sites along fence lines previously ripped and sprayed out. I already have on hand 240 Eucalyptus (yellow & white box, & blakelyi’s red gum) and Acacia seedlings in hiko trays, weed mats, stakes and cardboard seedling covers.
As am of pensioner age (75, with application pending) would appreciate a couple of days assistance by two folk to:
1. Dig 2 or 3 times to shovel depth on rip-line in middle of each sprayed patch to loosen moist soil for planting;
2. Plant seedling to correct depth with trowel and water in lightly to settle roots;
3. place weed mat over seedling;
4. prepare carton and insert two bamboo stakes;
5. position stakes over seedling so pass thru slit in weed mat;
6. hammer stakes into soil until held firmly in undisturbed soil.
My tasks would include:
a) demonstrate planting technique;
b) distribute correct type of seedling to each planting site;
c) keep other materials on hand
d) keep each planter supplied with water for seedlings )and water to drink)
For further information please ask when applying. Start ASAP