A couple of weeks back we held a working bee to help plant over 300 native trees on the steeper parts of our block. With friends driving up from as far as northern NSW we had some eager happy faces to help make light work of those trees.
The past few years we have worked to screen off our neighbours along with provide shelter from the winds that rip through our valley at different times of the year. Planting out trees in the areas that are un-mowable provides a great way to hold in the soil and stop land slips which our area is renowned for.
Roy and I have now perfected the best method to plant our trees in our area. Each March is prime time to plant, with some rains still about and the cooler weather not too far away. We set up the site, have everything layed out ready to go, trees, triangles, mulch, fertilizer. The holes get dug first then the workers follow behind tucking the plants into the soil. This year the planting we found we had some very heavy clay areas to deal with. Some of the plants took a little longer to plant out as we had to break up the soil before putting it back around the plants.
I want to thank all our friends for coming to help out and for bringing yummy food and beer. Cheers to Amy, Ben, Tabitha, Julian, Kath, Ian, Isabelle, Verena & Simon for all your hard work. Thanks for stopping by and cheering us on Mia, Emma, Sita, Bow, Nryan & Tulsi.